Thursday, September 20, 2012

Candy Colored Herringbone Rope

For last week’s bead tray update, I showed a preview of a new rope necklace that is a little different than the designs I’ve been making of late. Although it was a bit of a departure from my ‘make what I like’ mission, I couldn’t resist taking a little herringbone break. Not only would I be able to use up a lot of destash beads, but I thought it would make a fun tutorial. Stay tuned for a step-by-step on how to make what I like to call herringbone bobbles!

Weekly Bead Tray - Herringbone Rope


I combined as many seed bead sizes as I possibly could, and chose colors that I’m not likely to use ever again, like hot pink 11/o’s and canary yellow Delicas. There are also lots of destash hex cuts, cubes, some leftover pinch bicones from the Sunrise Collar, and magenta lined E beads (though I barely made a dent in those).

Although this started as a bit of a ‘just do it’ kind of project, I was really excited about all that color, and I’m actually thrilled with how it turned out. The colors are so vibrant and cheerful in their rows, and the rope itself has a great flow. I seriously considered keeping this one for myself, but I thought it would be even more fun to give it away on my ArtFire blog.

Herringbone Candy Rope Necklace


Have you had any great design surprises lately?

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