Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Work in Progress: Stripes and Rainbows

This week I’m working on two very different but equally fun projects with nothing but seed beads. One is an experiment with patterns in Potawatomi chain, starting with some simple stripes and hopefully getting even more elaborate from there. The palette is pretty simple with black, white, red, and turquoise, which makes playing with the patterns really fun. I’m always thrilled with the way this stitch comes together – it seems so complicated at first but reveals itself with just a few stitches.

Stripe Necklace and Cuff in Progress


I’m also making a new bracelet with some rainbow panels and a lot of lovely transparent mint. Since I don’t have any opaque purple – they tend to be coated and never stand up to wear – I’ve used turquoise and cobalt for the final colors in the pattern and it has pretty much the same effect as your average rainbow.

What are you making this week?

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