I haven't been feeling to terribly creative lately, so this was the perfect project. I didn't even need to mix colors as I had a palette leftover and sitting in a baggie doing nothing that I decided to use.
The tutorial is perfectly done. And the addition of the worksheet is simply brilliant! No need for a ruler or anything.
I made 1 of each size rings just so I could see how each turned out (the are the red ones you can barely see in the image below), but then did all the rest in the medium size. I took the time to make striped skinner blends and use them on a mud core... but of course I made the stripes too small and it all ended up being rolled and I lost the effect entirely =( You can't even tell in these pics! When I realized that happened, I just mushed my remaining clay and did a simple twist.
And here they are made into quite the bulky bracelet.
My impressions of this technique: it's really cool. The rings are a little springier then what I was expecting, though. Maybe if I baked longer or used a harder clay like Kato (I use Premo) they would feel sturdier. They are not my style, but I am really glad that I learned how to do it, as I can forsee using one of these split rings as an element in a design, just not the entirety of the design.
And finally, we need more tutorials like this one! Maggie Maggio has done a great thing by providing this free tutorial. I do have her book too and it's fantastic!
Stay tuned for the next tutorial post! I am trying to do my monthly PCGOE challenge just now, so it may be a few days before I put up my next post.