Added some pix of some pieces with cool connections, like this one above from Tribalis
And this one from pipnmolly- mistress of creative connection innovations.
And about a million others. I asked Tribalis to explain how she had connected these:
since it had something in common with my earlier explanation of this guy:
Which if you'll remember came with its own diagram:
And instead she went and made a whole tute and posted it on the forum with pictures! And since we all love free tutes, Imna share it here.
Here's what she wrote:
Start the basket.
OK, I changed the order of the pix and steps a bit to clarify. And maybe fixed a bit of the English but only because I taught English for, like, 13 years and just couldn't help myself. If you want the original much cuter version, you'll have to go to the forum. There, you can see more of the pix I put up of inspiring connections. I hope you'll share pictures of pieces you've seen about the web with connections that inspire you. Cuz I want more pretties to look at.
So now I gotta plug her shop a bit.
So go there if you wanna get some free goodies while relieving yourself of some over-stash.
WAIT! PS- I got a question about oxidizing rhinestone settings. I do it all the time! It really enriches the look of the piece (like here and here). However, if it is silver plating, that is the hardest to oxidize and you may want to soak it in your oxidizer for a long, long time.