Wednesday, September 17, 2008

One Thing Leads to Another

The last time I ordered beads, I ordered some of these fringe beads. I love these little "raindrops" of glass. I have been wanting to try them for quite some time. Well, I finally got around to using some.

First, I tried them in a variation of my basic "Fans" pattern. Viola! "Frilly Fans". With the cream bracelet, I omitted the row of delicas (in between the rows of Double Half-Hitches) and used hex-cut size 6's seed beads in the corners. I put fringe beads in the two outer strands.
With the green bracelet, I omitted the size 6's and put size 11's in the corners. This brings the "fans" closer together.
As I gazed at the cream bracelet, I wondered how it would look to change the alignment of the Double Half-Hitches...and came up with a new design! "Serpentine".

Yes, I will be writing this one up as a new pattern. However, it may take me a few weeks as I have a lot on my "To Do" list right now.

I really wish I had ordered more fringe beads!

Because, I love these beads so much...I experimented some more and came up with another design. This one is still in the development stage, but I will give you a sneak peek:
This design needs a name. Any suggestions?

3 comments:

Dave Robertson said...

Hi, KnotGypsy,

Just a quick question. Are "fringe beads" the same as "drops"/"teardrops"?

Thanks! :-)

--Dave
at Rings & Things

KnotGypsy said...

Sort of. Fringe beads are shaped like teardrops, but the hole goes through the top from side to side. Click on link "fringe beads" in first paragraph for photos (at Fire Mountain Gems).

Falskblondin said...

Fun bracelets, I have used fringe beads in my macrame work to and they add a bit of extra :-)
You make beautiful macrame art.
/maria

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