Nancy Tomas had suggested Bubble Top Ice Drop for my last one. I liked the name, and it got me to thinking about another design. I thought you might like to see the steps for this pattern. As you can see, I'm working with a flattened bottle cap that I've decorated with a 1" round cutout and acrylic dome. The rings are the same for the front and back, 7-7-7; the chains are 7-7... very simple.
The 10 ring pattern makes the insertion of the bottle cap a little tight, but it fits well once in place.
The pattern is a bit ruffled, but a shot of steam sets everything in place. I actually don't mind the ruffled bit, and I can't help but wonder if it might be a nice design element if done in a metallic thread, which is stiffer.
I really like the way this one turned out. I'm calling it Bubbles. Thanks for the inspiration, Nancy!
On the chicken front, I couldn't resist taking this picture of Dave feeding his chickens mealworms. They were eating right out of his hand!