Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Work in Progress: Druks and Fringe

At last I’ve completed the blue bugle cuff and moved on to a new project. This week I’m getting started on using up some druk colors that I’ve had in my stash for far too long. Some of them have been around for years, never really getting used. Although a steady stream of jet black and turquoise have paraded through my stash, the purples, pinks and bright reds are starting to wear out their welcome.

Druk Fringe Necklace in Progress


As I was finishing up the cuff, I pondered a few different ways that I could use these amethyst AB druks. In order to work around a color that doesn’t usually fit with my designs, I’d have to make them blend in with seed beads in just the right way. There aren’t enough for netting, and too many for lariat fringe, so I decided to go with a new rope fringe necklace. The design I imagined had longer, thicker fringe than my usual pieces, so I’m changing things up a bit. The Montana sapphire rope will be done in tubular right angle weave, which will produce a slightly daintier base than herringbone. I’m also going to add some layered fringe, though I haven’t quite worked out the perfect pattern yet.

What are you making right now?

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