I little while ago I made a “painting” out of paint sticks . . .
I really liked the look of the brick pattern I created and wanted to see if I could create something similar on a smaller scale. I’m not super good a fiddly small work so I went with a pretty hefty ring base.
The first thing I did was carefully measure the space in the ring and then start cutting little bits of leather cord to fit. Then I realized that was a completely unnecessary waste of time.
Instead I cut a piece of card to fit the ring:
Then I just laid the cord in the pattern I like and glued it down. . .
Then once the glue was dry, I just trimmed it the right size. Then I put a layer of resin over the top to keep it from getting dirty or wet and fitted it in the ring.
I like the ring but mostly I’m just glad I didn’t spend hours trying to fit little pieces into the ring rather than allowing myself to be messy then trimming to fit.