Monday, August 31, 2009

Lattice Variations

This bracelet has the most amazing feel and drape, literally a beaded fabric.

The stitch is called Lattice Weave, I think. I know it is a variation of right angle weave, and it is done with one needle, making it simple to do, but the progress is slow. It feels heavenly... ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.

I stitched 10/o triangles (toho's I think) with 15/0 seeds that seemed smaller then a 15/o, tiny tiny bead holes... shudder. I used a size 12 needle and black c-lon thread, which always works up better then most of the other colors, though I do not know why that is true.

I added a pewter button closure, which is my current favorite way to end bracelets if I don't have any art glass beads that match. Must get more from Zen Art.

I went back to my old routine and used the scanner for the pics, and experimented with positioning and backgrounds. The backgrounds are scrapbooking papers that I had laying around. I am happy that the different background colors show how versatile the bead colors are, I would wear this bracelet with, hmmmmm... EVERYTHING!

This aqua version is my surprise favorite... I thought it would be too much. Nope, just right :)

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