Monday, December 19, 2011

A Bracelet a Week: Yellow

Yellow Chevron Cuff

Last week I couldn’t resist giving in to the temptation to make another herringbone cuff. Apart from how easy it is to create simple repeating patterns with this stitch, I love how quick it is to finish the ends and cover up the bridge threads, since the beadwork moves vertically instead of horizontally like peyote stitch, and the bare edges are small.

Perhaps I’m getting a little weary of gray winter weather, but I’ve been craving some yellow seed beads, so I built my palette around two shades of bright and lemony hues. I added transparent cobalt for a bold contrast, but something else was needed to fill things out. I considered green for awhile, before finally deciding on a pale shade of transparent orange.

There are only two more bracelets left in this challenge, and I can’t decide what to make! Let’s hope that inspiration strikes soon. In the meantime, happy holidays!

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  1. Beautiful piece! Good luck with your final two challenge pieces!

  2. Oooh. So pretty. I love the way you used the one yellow as a border. And the colors are bright and shiny and I needed that today! Lovely bracelet, Mortira!


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