This first image is of a series of cabachons I've trapped using a combination of right angle weave and peyote stitch so that they might be incorporated into larger projects. Speaking of incorporating them into larger projects, they are all samples in an ebook I hope to finish in the next week (yeah, right!) about this very subject. Originally I thought it would be an 8-page pattern featuring one sample. It's grown to well over twenty pages, and includes random right angle weave and any number of variation and will include at least one finished project (incorporating the trapped cabochon into a larger piece). Stay tuned.
Where is Everyone Coming From" - it's impressive!) The reveal is this Saturday, and while my piece is considerably further along than this picture, I still have quite a ways to go. Trying to decide just how much I can show in a sneak peak without giving it all away.
I think I'll leave it at the one picture, but the style is more in keeping with my Hunting Fae necklace, than with most of my other freeform beaded pieces. It's a combination of freeform peyote, right angle weave and random right angle weave. The larger beads were all made by my trading partner, JJ Jacobs.
|Cheryl's bracelet in process|
Since there was only one student, I went ahead and let her run the show as far as what she wanted to learn. We spent the better part of the first hour looking through my samples and discussing techniques, bead choices, and colors.
While Cheryl really wanted to learn freeform beading, she was trepidacious because by nature she felt herself to be a very 'pattern-oriented' person. So we discussed the underlining patterns. Despite all of that, she was as she said a quick learner and made a huge amount of progress on her bracelet. And had a great time working with the freeform techniques.
|Like the paper clip? A quick way of trying out a button|
So that's what I've been up to lately, how about you?