Here are two photographs that show one of the many next possible steps on the
PodCast Bead. This 10-bead per side 6-Point Rick-Rack Bangle came directly off of the edge of the little PodCast – you can see it still attached in the top photo.
If you think about it, it really does make sense. The Rick-Rack is free, while the outer edge of the PodCast is restricted by the small size of the Circle Start. But they are the same size- and 10 beads per side, 6 points is a perfect bangle to wiggle over my hand and fit my wrist.
For my size, if I wanted to build this an inch taller, I would need to start with 11 beads per side instead of 10 beads. If I wanted to build it taller than that, I might be wise to make my start even 12 or 13 beads per side. It’s not a problem, because the Pod can cast off any side bead count (no matter how short or how tall) and I’ll show you how tomorrow.
I’ll discuss this step (and each bangle start I cast off) FULLY on the blog in the next posts, and I’ll show you a variety of strategies to get the Casts off of the Pods. Several of those strategies involve how you handle your thread in the first round of Rick-Rack, so hang tight til tomorrow if you’ve never Snipped, Exploded, Dissolved, or Deconstructed your beadwork with us and let’s do it together.