Saturday, June 29, 2013

2 new Herringbone Bracelets

I know you can't tell, but I've been pretty busy beadweaving lately - so busy I haven't stopped to photograph, list on Etsy, and blog - so I'm doing a little of that today.

I have been on a herringbone tear - I developed a new class to teach at the shop, and wanted to get some examples ready for the class, so here are a couple:

Black and White Colorblocked Herringbone Bracelet

This one is a patchwork, colorblock type of pattern, that reminds me of all those dramatic black & white colorblocked designs that Mila Hermanovski created week after week on Project Runway. I love black and white, so this one was a no-brainer! And I love the big black sunflower button clasp.

This size 7 bracelet is available on Etsy!

And here is another variation:

Metallic Stripes Herringbone Bracelet

Simple, elegant, metallic stripes: galvanized silver, galvanized gold, and copper/bronze. And I love how the beaded button sets off the design!

This one is also size 7, and is also available on Etsy

I have done herringbone with lots of different beads, and different bead combinations - I love how it looks every single time; it's one of my favorite stitches. Both these bracelets were stitched with 11/0 triangles, which I think are the unsung hero of seed beads - they don't get near enough credit for their versatility!

I'm currently working on yet another 11/0 triangle herringbone bracelet - I'll be taking it home for the weekend to stitch on. Plus I want to get back to Zentangling - I haven't done it for a month or so, and I miss it!

We've also added lots of new seed beads (including long Magatamas and SuperDuos) to the inventory at the store, so I've been busy with that, and get summer classes scheduled ... it's always something, right?

Stay tuned - I have more new stuff I'll be posting here soon!

1 comment:

BackstoryBeads said...

Love the shimmer of the silver/gold/bronze design, especially that sensational beaded button.