Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Work in Progress: Trade Bead Lariat

This week I’m taking a little creative break and making something just for the fun of it. I’ve been craving an African Christmas bead project for months now, and I decided to just go ahead and make a quick chevron lariat with lots of colorful, stripey fringe. It took a little time to come up with a palette that I liked. It’s always tricky to decide which colors in a mix to highlight, but I finally decided on cherry red with a hint of cobalt. I’ll be sure to go heavy on the yellow when the time comes to add the trade beads.

Trade Bead Lariat in Progress


I’ve also got some shell beads and other accents on deck for an upcoming tutorial prototype that I hope turns out the way I’m envisioning it. I’ve been working on a series of nautical and beach inspired tutorials in collaboration with Blueberry Cove Beads. The first design, a Nautical Three-Strand Pendant, was a nice departure from my usual projects. I had a blast putting it together!

What are you making this week?

Mortira

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1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to see the finished lariat. I'm also working on a couple of trade-bead necklaces, but I keep getting distracted by other projects.

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