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?