I wanted to try a pattern that has beads in the centre of rings.
It started with this sample.
I was ambitious hence the extra beads in the chains.I was not happy with the way the rings closed - I can see tiny gaps in the top of the rings where the beads are attached.
The second attempt is in white with pearl glass beads. Well, the gaps are still there. In fact, the gaps are even clearer in this white version.
Karen Cabrera's video showed that I was closing the ring the wrong way, which resulted in the gap. Back to practising by just making the rings on its own.
Finally, happy with this -
I was at a local craft store a few days back and found this coil-less pins. The should come handy for holding beads in picots and marking where to join. They are metal pins and the label on the reverse of the pack stated that it is a Prym product.