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I’ve been working on a big piece for about a week now. First I built a Zigged Band that was 24 inches long, and it had 24 segments (for 12 points on each side) with 11 beads between each increase and decrease. If I had wanted longer or shorter Double Zig-Wings, I would have chosen fewer or more than 11. Those spaces between become the side count of the Zigs, Zags, or the base of the Zig-Wings.
This was how it started:
And this is how I’m making a box-point clasp that snaps together. There will be an update to the Specials For Pre-Orders, Volume II page on how to do the box-clasp, when I’m finished. The ultimate sizing of the piece, of course, will depend on every choice I have made and will make; either I can let it move like an accordion, for flexible sizing, or I can fix it in place with decreases or bead-bridges. A thousand choices.