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|Green Aventurine and Jade|
Thank you to Dave of Rings&Things for sending me such a generous goodie bag.
Not having much experience in working with donuts, I decided I would look around to see how fellow beaders dress up their donuts.
Of course, there is always the easy way out, which I choose when I created my multi-gemstone and donut necklace with premade bails. A nice selection of these metal donut bails can be found at Rings&Things.
Then there are the more creative and gorgeous ways of doing it too.
Cyndi of Beading Arts has a free tutorial for a simple square stitch bail for a donut; while About.com:Beadwork has a free tutorial for making a Peyote Stitched Donut Bail. For something a little different check out Kassie's beadwork bail, she even has a variety of tutorials that can be purchased. If only I can purchase time and patience...
Wrapping wire around the donut to create your very own simple, or glorious, or elaborate bail is another option and I found many tutorials for beginners and advanced wire workers on Jewelrylessons.com. They were all very beautiful, but if I had to pick a favorite, it would be this one... simple yet different, wrapped by made by Edis Treasures at Jewelrylessons.com
|Tiger Eye Donut dressed by EdisTreasures|