UPDATE!!!I've been working the bugs out of the ring designs, slowly but surely! I don't release half-done poor quality tutorials that can't be repeated. That isn't worth anybody's time - I want everybody to be as successful as possible!!
"Sensitive dependance upon initial conditions."
This is one of the central premises of what scientists call "Chaos Theory." You may recognize it from a different thought process:
"The flutter of a butterfly's wings over the Sahara can cause a hurricane in Florida."
Either way, one of the things it means for us plain folks is that the smallest action can affect everything that follows, and become something grand!
Lately, I've been turning to my wired beads and remembering what got me started on my tutorial path.
Everyone asks me how I make them, and the answer is complex. Too complex for a single tutorial, by far!
So waaaay back in early 2008, I decided to start making tutorials that explained the individual elements in them. Enter the Periwinkle Bead Cap!!!
It outlines the basic form of the ends of my beads, is highly decorative AND provides highly functional stability to my pieces. Many of you responded so positively to that tutorial, and I thank you so much!
After that, many people requested tutorials for different projects! As sometimes happens, the best laid plans of mice and tutorial writers oft go astray, and I left behind a 3/4 finished tutorial on the next element of my beaded wire beads.
Well, I've returned to my roots, and have finished it! I call this the Doric Column Bead, as it is the foundation and core stabilizing element for all of the spiraled beads. It also just happens to look like a set of columns in a Greek Temple! Imagine that they would have similarities!
This little hollow form is a powerhouse of versatility, and in the tutorial, I have outlined not only the instructions for the basic bead form, but several variations that should whet your wire appetite. You can see them, and all my tutorials at ShaktipajDesigns.etsy.com or visit my photostream on Flickr!
I think perfect balance and stability start with rapt attention to the starting tiny details of any project. Chaos Theory in action!
Till the next time, care for yourselves gently!