You can make coil baskets out of almost anything. Some use clothesline or rope as the base and then wrap torn material pieces around it. Some baskets are wrapped with long grass, ribbon, or embroidery thread. I used the paper twist as the base and wrap it with yarn. You can also embellish them with buttons, tassels, feathers, whatever you can find. Use your imagination. It would be fun to start a Flickr group of everyone's creation. If you have questions, please email me and I'll try my best to answer them.
I know a couple of you are interested in learning how to make the peyote stitch rings. These are easy to do and I'm probably going to make a tutorial for them if there's interest. In the meantime, if you want to learn the stitch, I suggest picking up a copy of Bead & Button. In the back, there's printed instructions on most of the beading stitches. Once you learn the stitch, making a ring is super simple.
Oh yeah, yesterday's winner of Crafty Karma Tuesday is:
Laura in Texas!
Your loot is on it's way to you!