Monday, August 19, 2013

Sky Chevrons...

I was looking through some fashion magazines and noticed how a lot of stuff was dripping in chevron patterns.  I've always loved this design motif.  I remember looking at a Kenneth Noland painting for the first time and feeling the strong directional force of the stacked arrows.

I got some hex cut seed beads in and my fingers were itching to do something beady.  So, I roughly drew out the chevron pattern and went to town!  I used peyote stitch to make this bracelet.  I love how the hex cuts lock together, but don't cause the piece to go completely rigid.  Not only is there a nice fabric-like flexibility, but there's the added bonus of a little flash of sparkle with the galvanized gold beads.

It's nothing over the top crazy, but I enjoy the simplicity of the piece.  I was going to dress it up with some other things sewn on, but I'll let the chevrons do the talking.

3 comments:

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Gorgeous bracelet! I too love the simplicity of it (I mean that in a modern clean lines way, not simple as in easy)! I took a class on peyote stitch and after three hours had completed three inches. I realized that medium wasn't for me. I am in awe over those who master it. Well done Andrew!

Janet said...

Oh wow that does take time and patience. I admire you and anyone who take times with doing that. Its beautiful Andrew..just like you oxx

Andrew Thornton said...

The great thing about this is that the beads are pretty big, so it goes up really fast! I can be somewhat impatient when it comes to beadweaving, but I knocked this out in about two hours at the shop. Granted, I had customers periodically... so I bet I could have done it in less time.

And thank you both for your kind words!