Monday, January 10, 2011
Perfecting Pesky Picots!
I have had this carved cabochon for ages and thought it would be a perfect specimen for practicing my newly acquired skill of bezel making. I think the bezel came out great. I also learned how to make "tree branch" fringe. I really like the way it adds texture and movement to the piece.
My biggest problem is with the picot edging. I can't seem to get it perfect. Is there a way to get it perfect? Most of the "picots" sit straight up like they are supposed to but some of them fall over.
Why is that?
Also, when I get all around the circle and back to the first "picot" I have problems integrating that very last bead without making it look off kilter?
If you have any edging secrets that you don't mind sharing with me I would be so grateful!