October 31, 2008
October 30, 2008
The triangle pendants are peyote stitched delicas.
The brick stitched one was shown with a bangle inspired by Mandela's tribal collar. The other is a netted stitch.
October 29, 2008
Nelson Mandela's tribal collar was the inspiration for the bracelet below.
The bracelet is stitched in N'debele using various size beads to create the curve. The red beads are size 6, the yellows are size 8 and the greens are size 10s. The black seed beads on the inside and outside of the bangle are size 11s.
This bracelet is so flexible that it seems to float on my arm.
The pendant is brick stitched around a base metal ring.
October 27, 2008
The bracelet is a Celini spiral bangle. The seed beads are 11's, 10's, 8's and 6's. The larger the number, the smaller the bead. A clear tube helps hold the bangle shape.
The pendant uses the same pattern with bead sizes 11-8.
October 25, 2008
Can the creativity needed for beading sap my ability to write?
The beading frenzy has continued unabated, but I am struggling with descriptions for the pieces.
I know the names of the beads and the stitches used, but can't seem to come up with witty words to paint the pictures verbally.
October 24, 2008
October 22, 2008
This bracelet looks nice, but doesn't really wear well.
The beads are size 6 and size 11s in both silver lined clear and blue. The body of the bracelet is N'debele, with peyote stitched end caps. The loop is square stitching, with two brick stitch encased buttons creating the toggle clasp.
I will cut it apart and use the beads to make something else.
If jewelry isn't comfortable, it won't be worn.