Another project…

BeadedCuff_GeometricBeading_Progress1Yes, I’ve embarked on another beady geometric adventure. How this design will evolve is still a mystery. I’m visualizing a cuff this time around and I’ve selected a palette of black, ivory, grey, and red, accented with metallic gold, copper, and steel although as the cuff progresses, I may decide to include additional colors.  I’m loving the mystery of this “tour”, of not being sure what the end result will be.  Designing as I go, watching the patterns of color move along the width and length of the cuff is exciting and feels somewhat akin to working a puzzle, in which I’m compelled to continue until I fit all the pieces together.  The relaxing state of Zen I usually experience while beading eludes me with this particular piece…perhaps, it’s the bold colors, or the attention to detail of the progressing pattern that is making me feel a bit on edge.  I’ve already had to tear out several rows due to a missed bead (note to self:  always check each segment of every row before continuing)! It is said the devil’s in the detail and that is proving to be true with this piece.  Like the girl in “The Red Shoes” ballet who couldn’t stop dancing while wearing the red shoes, I feel driven with this project.  I must keep going…beading endlessly round and round and round!

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on January 6, 2013.

5 Responses to “Another project…”

  1. This is going to be another beauty, I just know. You such a way of combining colors to form stunning patters. And, these colors are my all time favorites. Can’t wait to see where this takes you.


  2. Sheesh, can’t type – You HAVE such a way of combining colors to form stunning patternS …


  3. Hi Barbara! The new bracelet has gotten off to a lovely start 🙂 Your talent for choosing a complex colorway and pattern is just mind boggling. I eagerly look forward to seeing the finished piece. I think it is cool that you design as you go; I couldn’t do it – at least not in a complex pattern with lot’s of color. 😀

    Here’s a question for you about the exquisite one you just finished (inquiring minds want to know). Will you offer a pattern for the bracelet? A friend of mine desperately wants the colorway! There are many pieces I think are beautiful but few that fascinate me as much as it does. I’m quite sure this piece will be equally fascinating.


    • Thank you for the very nice compliment, Stephanie! I hope to offer a pattern for a geometric design sometime in the future, but presently I’m still in the experimental stage with the various aspects of what can be done in the creation of three dimensional works, so it will be a while, I’m afraid, before I can hunker down and actually make a pattern available. My patterns are always produced as step-by-step and are accompanied by photos of the process. With a pattern such as this I would also have to produce a graph with which to follow the pattern design. I estimate it will be some time before I will have such a pattern ready, but I will be happy to contact you when I do!


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