More Wings! And Horns!

MultiMini-HornedSeaDragon_InProgressI’m not sure what the title of this Sea Dragon (my third) will be. When finished, it will sport eleven wings and seventy (yes, 70!) petite horns jutting from its glossy diamond patterned skin! The Ocean palette shades of matte and metallic blues and greens are juxtaposed against lustrous dark beads that are almost black. Inspired by the Sea Serpent in Contemporary Geometric Beadwork (by the way – CGB Volume II is in the works and can be pre-ordered from Kate McKinnon), I just can’t seem to get enough of winding lengths of wondrous beads around my wrist or wearing them around my neck as a collar! Just when I think I’m ready to move on to another form of geometric beading (I have had a design floating in my head for a wildly bodacious Rick-Rack cuff for some time!), I get fired up with ideas for designs that incorporates more lengths of Wings and Horns – in this case a multitude of mini-horns! A pattern for this design is already in progress – I’m taking photos and writing the step by step tutorial as I work each row. Stay tuned for the finished product!

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on April 13, 2013.

3 Responses to “More Wings! And Horns!”

  1. It’s going to be beautiful. I am only on row 11 of my sea dragon so I know how much work you put in to these fantastic wraps


    • Verda, the first wrist wrap is always the most difficult, but the second is easier after one becomes acquainted with the cadence of stitching multiple patterns. It doesn’t matter how long the process takes as long as you are having fun! Your wrist wrap will be beautiful!


      • I am loving the process. I work for a CPA firm so I am using this to unwind after a long long day at work (in fact I am at work right now wishing I could be at home stitching). I had a problem reading the graph (just because I have a problem reading graphs in general, not because of anything on your side) but now that the pattern is established I don’t have to try to count the little boxes and I’m a happy camper.


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