Sunday, 23 March 2014

peyote triangle

A few weeks ago I went to another jewellery class at The Bead Shop Nottingham.  The class was Peyote Triangles, another kind of beadweaving.

About 3 minutes into the class I realised I already knew how to do this technique, I'd done peyote triangles with Delica beads for my beaded box.  No matter, I love the classes there, we had fun and I did learn how to bead a bail.



We did both sides differently.  The class samples were done in stripes, using just two colours, but I went for three for a more graduated effect.  I have to say, it looks much better in person, beads are so hard to photograph successfully. 



I did the same on the back, using the same bronze coloured beads with a shiny blue and a matt blue.  I'm really chuffed with it!



And it's very diddy!  I just need to string it now to sit as a pendant.  Hopefully I'll have time to make some of the ideas I formed in the class, smaller triangles, linked together...

15 comments:

Rachel said...

I think it is the iridescent effect that makes beads so hard to photograph. Worth the effort, though - the pendant looks lovely!

Chrissie said...

Stunning pendant, looking forward to seeing how you are going to finish it off. Love the colours too

Anna said...

Beautiful !!!!
Have a nice and creative week !
Anna

Sheryl S. said...

What unusual things you make, so pretty - I wouldn't know where to start.

Sarah in Stitches said...

So cute! And it's so tiny! Great job with the beading :D

Shirlee Fassell said...

Lovely. Does it have the depth it looks like it has or does it lye flat??

JoJo said...

Those are beautiful Wendy! I wonder if I would finally be able to master peyote if I was able to take some classes somewhere. All I can do is peyote stitch around something.

Janine said...

That beading is so perfect and neatly done. A really lovely effect :)

Sandra :) said...

Very pretty! (Diddy is ... ?)

SuperMomNoCape said...

Oh, that is sooo pretty! I'm sure that you're going to be receiving lots of compliments when you wear it.

Jessie's Needle said...

They are so nice. I've tried beading before but nothing like that.
S xx

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

Wow that is very cool. I tried beading my own necklace once. I still have the beads sitting around somewhere. They are gorgeous turquoise and coral colors. I think I just need to find a simpler pattern to start. Very nice work.

Jo Ferguson said...

I find that a photo never does a piece of art, justice. They always look better in person. Having said that, these must be extraordinary in person because they're beautiful in the photo. Great work.

pennydog said...

Ooh it's like an optical illusion, it looks really 3D!

Jane Galley said...

It looks beautiful