I love to post work from my students. The ring pictured above is from Cathy Burton. The best testament to my teaching ability is the work my students accomplish. The Sea Anemone Ring class is no exception. Class was held on February 16th with a full slate of very eager ladies in attendance. Every ring looked different due to all the colors each student selected and we ended up with a room of eye candy for the fingers. After all was said and done, pretty much everyone left with a very pretty ring on their finger with the pledge that they were going to make more. This particular ring design is addicting after you've done a few. Once you master the wrapping technique (it's a good way to master it because you do it 45 times!) you'll want to make one in every color of the rainbow. The first one I ever made (circa 2009), I used small fresh water pearls in addition to Swarovski crystals. Hence, it became the Sea Anemone ring because it looked like I could have plucked it out of a tide pool. Here, Cathy used Sterling Silver for the ring armature along with gorgeous Bronze Shade, Verde, and Crystal Copper Swarovski. If you know Cathy, it looked like she was born wearing it. It's so her! Great job, Cath! It's important to note that the ring design is not my original design. The original design came from the very talented Irina Miech. She gave me permission to teach the ring back in '09, but I've redesigned it a bit and added more structure. Look for the class this summer at the Pasadena Bead and Design Show in July.