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This bracelet is going to be a base for a beaded ivy vine. But I liked it by itself so much that I wanted to scan it before I put the leaves on. This time the scan shows some of the brightness of the silver-lined red beads. This is made of peyote stitch and net stitch. It was supposed to have a criss-cross pattern, but I had trouble following the pattern so it's broken in a lot of places. I think it looks good that way, fortunately - it gives a sort of organic randomness effect.



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cha
Feb. 14th, 2004 10:46 pm (UTC)
tha'ts really great - it reminds me of one of those egyptian necklaces
firecat
Feb. 14th, 2004 11:08 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! Yeah, I can see that.
pir_anha
Mar. 3rd, 2004 12:16 am (UTC)
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oh yeah! i have just been looking at a lot of egyptian stuff, and it immediately struck me that it has that sort of feel to it. nice!
firecat
Mar. 3rd, 2004 07:20 am (UTC)
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Thanks!

I got a cool book out of the library a while back called Beads: An Exploration of Bead Traditions Around the World by Janet Coles. It describes the history of bead-making in various regions and includes more-or-less authentic projects using beads local to those regions. It had a gorgeous Egyptian necklace.

(Amazon link here. I would have linked to the publisher's page, but the publisher's page had almost no information on the book.)
cyan_blue
Feb. 15th, 2004 01:32 am (UTC)
Ooh! Nice.
firecat
Feb. 15th, 2004 08:18 am (UTC)
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Thanks!
angeyja
Feb. 15th, 2004 07:04 am (UTC)
This bracelet is going to be a base for a beaded ivy vine. But I liked it by itself so much that I wanted to scan it before I put the leaves on.

Beautiful! I'm working on a burgundy sweater right now and I was trying different contrasting bead against it and was struck by jow good a certain shade of green looks. I have to fing the right texture and weight of bead though as the sweater is a loose weave but a little nubbly.

I think it looks good that way, fortunately - it gives a sort of organic randomness effect.

It does.
firecat
Feb. 15th, 2004 08:18 am (UTC)
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Thanks! I like contrasting colors.
grumpywitch
Feb. 15th, 2004 08:05 am (UTC)
I like the randomness. It's a very pretty piece.

I keep looking at my beads but I just can't get myself motivated. Oh well. I guess I'll just enjoy admiring other folks work.
firecat
Feb. 15th, 2004 08:20 am (UTC)
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Thanks!

The whole bead thing kind of took me by the throat. If you had told me five years ago that I'd be working with seed beads, I would have laughed you out of the room.
jodawi
Feb. 15th, 2004 02:23 pm (UTC)
*eyes turn into cartoon hypnosis spirals*
firecat
Feb. 15th, 2004 11:41 pm (UTC)
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*stands by with smelling salts*
ex_serenejo
Feb. 15th, 2004 06:28 pm (UTC)
Yummy. How long did it take you?

By the way, someotherguy today (I was wearing a new, see-through, beaded blouse and the 3-strand thing you made, which has just enough purple to work with the blouse): [holding me at arm's length] "God, you look so hot. Let me look at you. The choker really does it." :-)
firecat
Feb. 15th, 2004 11:44 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! It took me about 6 hours, but a lot of that was staring in frustration at the pattern. Once I got the hang of doing the pattern, it went faster. I think making another one would take about 3-4 hours.

I'm glad someotherguy likes you in the choker! (Gif?)
ex_serenejo
Feb. 16th, 2004 06:49 am (UTC)
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Next time we see sogwife, I'll take photos. She's got the digicam.

I'm so glad you're having fun with all the beading. It's exciting to watch.
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