Have any of you ever done bead weaving? This is called peyote stitch, and I was pretty addicted to it for a while. It's one of the classes I used to teach early on in my career at the studio. It uses tiny little cylindrical glass beads called Delicas:
Actually you can use many different types of beads, but I prefer the Delicas for the fabric they create and the ease of use.
This bracelet is about half done, and I'm going to try to finish it. I created the pattern from a portion of a Gustav Klimt painting:
The bracelet, beads and needles were bundled up in a project mat, and along with them were a few other peyote bracelets I made back in the day:
|This pattern was also drawn from a Klimt painting,|
but I've forgotten which one.
|Freeform Cherry Blossoms|
|My BFF made me this leopard one after I taught her the stitch.|
The zebra bracelet and the one with the triangles also have tiny glass buttons which I made on a torch:
Good times! I began this bracelet so long ago that I wasn't wearing reading glasses at the time! Here's my work station now:
Reading glasses are a must nowadays!
|I love the mixture of green and pink in the background beads.|