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We’ve had many requests for more peeks at Gabriella van Diepen’s exciting Horned Rick-Rack cuff. How can we refuse you? This is a view that you haven’t seen before, and it shows you the double layer that she put at the base, to help the cuff carry the horns without distorting.
It’s much like CoCo Chanel sewing chain into the lower hems of her jackets and pants to perfectly weight them, hmm? We can show you how to do this double layer quite simply and as a function of the start of the piece, but unless you are a Bead Genius (and of course many of you are) you might want to save the diagonal horns to whip up after your first Horned Bangle, or Horned Melon, or Tri-Horn Ring/Cat Crown.
Personally I think it’s great to have pieces in the book that will challenge and entice advanced beaders, plus of course it’s tremendously good for beginners to see where the simple forms in the front of the book will take them with a bit of practice. Our challenge is to smooth the path, by being clear about the connections and careful with our words.
photo by Jeroen Medema, 2012