Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Pink and silver herringbone

My current favourite colour is probably the soft dusty pink of these seed beads.

I made the earrings a few weeks ago, but it took me until now to come up with a necklace I liked using the same colours. I started and ripped out several, including peyote and russian spiral ropes, and a more elaborate twisted herringbone pattern from one of Carol Wilcox Wells' books. Eventually I settled on this simpler herringbone rope. I worked out how to get this twist using a single size of seed bead by trial and error. Then perhaps a day later someone posted a link to instructions on the about.com beadwork forum.

The earrings are made using Felinda's fern stitch.

Here's a close-up of the earrings:

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