Anyone who knows me well knows that when I get obsessed with something crafty, I sleep, eat and dream it until I get it out of my system. I have gone through beaded bead obsessions before and am experiencing my latest one. The beads I am making now are an unplanned, free form peyote and I am trying four, three, two drop and standard versions as I stitch my way around the beads. I am using Japanese beads: Delicas, Miyuki 11/0 seed beads and some size 15/0, and some old round Japanese seed beads my friend Dorothy gave me a few years ago. I am finding inspiration in the work of Gustav Klimt.
The round bead on the left is about 25mm
triple drop peyote
example of beaded bead used in closure
Sampler using peyote, netting, right angle weave and brick stitch. The spacers are Nikia Angel’s Sparkley Wheels.
A great source of wooden beads, ovals and rounds, size small to huge is Craftparts. Finally, check out Amy Karash fine bead work I have adored her work for years.
These are so lovely!