17 April 2012

Technique for Georgia


Georgia asked me a few weeks ago to do a technique for her.  Apparently a few people are having trouble doing this idea.  So, me being me off I trotted to do it.  First problem was understanding how to do it myself!!!

I'm not totally sure where this technique originated from but I found it here and here in my search and I THINK that what I've done HERE is the same.  If not then I'm totally lost which isn't a new thing!!!!

It's a way of making another ring on top of one already being worked - bit like working a ring on top of a chain but this time working a ring on top of a ring.  At first I found it confusing (not new for me to be confused - it happens easily!).  Now I really like this idea but I'm not sure yet whether I'll ever use it!!!

Have you ever thought about how I do the drawings when I'm doing a technique?  Probably not!!!!

I reckon if somebody was to stand behind or beside me and film it then it would be hysterical!!!  I have a graphics pad to draw with (like a pen and paper) and this relieves the strain of using a mouse on my hand.  The pad sits firmly on my lap while I hold the pen.  BUT I also have shuttles, beads, threads to contend with as well.  I make and study each movement as I draw which, I promise you, isn't easy.

Oh, IF this was ever filmed it would have to be a silent movie as the 'talking to myself' and the 'cussing' are unbelievable!!!!



11 comments:

  1. Loop tatted ring, by any chance?? A very useful technique and fun, too!

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  2. Clear discription and so easy to read it only :))! Would have loved to see the "silent movie" ;-) Crafters should vote for the evolution of a third hand ;-).

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  3. Isn't this what we do on the second half of a SSSR? We would just do it the entire way around, right?

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  4. Thanks Jane. Clear discription. I might even try this again. Just could not get the rings to close right. So gave up trying it so now will have to give it another try.

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  5. Yes, the loop tatted ring. Bina has it on her site http://www.paradisetreasures.com/teablossom3d.html
    it sure is good to see that you've explained it in another tutorial, your illustrations are always top-notch, Jane! I need to practice this some more, it's so useful to have a ring come through a bead.

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  6. Susie - it's sort of like doing the SSSR but really taking it a step further, I think!!! You just have to watch the closing of the top ring and be sure it's the right thread you're pulling first!!! Guess who kept pulling the wrong one - me!!!!

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  7. I think I have got it, it's nice to have something new to challenge us.
    Margaret

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  8. looks the same to me! i use this trick all the time to cheat past a stand-alone round!

    8-)

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  9. Oh, sure... Go and make something appear so easy half an hour after I couldn't even get a normal ring to close properly! :-P Now, I'm wanting to try this and I know it'll just make my head spin. :-P Ya know, one of these days, I should take one of my loaded bobbins, sit here, and just try out your techniques... Hmm... I might just do that... (And, while I'd love to see a film of you documenting them, I'm sure me trying out most of the techniques would lead to a movie that would make Gordon Ramsay blush from the cussing!). ;-)

    ♥,
    Stephanie Grace

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  10. ive done the loop tatted ring when making the candlelight snowflake. I really enjoyed learning the tequnique and its very visually striking with beads.

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  11. I personally think that your drawings are remarkable! I'd get a kick out of a video if you ever make one ;o)

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