September 5, 2010
Based on the new scale flower design by TRL, with extra rings added on the outer edge out of necessity to stabilize the structure; my bronze rings must be slightly bigger than TRL's size. This turned out to be very useful for attaching more rings, fringes, beads, etc.
Scales are very addictive, I must admit. Before the whole scale flower thing, I hadn't thought about making anything with scales. That was then, this is now. Interesting how things take on their own paths... Now I see scales are just like rings, bit flat, with off center, smallish holes compared to typical jump rings; sky's the limit, hahaha!
Specs: Unanodized aluminum small scales, all 18 swg rings 1.2mm WD, in bright aluminum, anodized aluminum, bronze, and jeweler's brass. Uh, that's about it; I can't remember the exact ring sizes, so many different sizes here; good way to use up leftover rings though. Handmade double eye pins out of non-tarnish craft wire, also 1.2mm. Size 5/0 triangle seed beads in silver-lined mauve. Final sizes: flower 2" in diameter, full length of ornament 4" from the top connector ring to bottom of the longest fringe.
More pix here.