Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Fire Dancer...

I have been working on creating samples for the seed beads that we carry at Allegory Gallery.  It'll be nice to give folks some ideas of how they can be used and allow them to not only see them, but feel them as well.  When I'm designing, I think it's a perk to be able to "experience" the beads in an actual piece that can be picked up and test-driven.

We just added magatamas to our selection.  I really love the shape and how they give pieces a dimensional quality.  I call this bracelet, "The Fire Dancer".  It is constructed with spiral stitch and showcases the magatama beads.  The color palette and shape of the beads mimic flames and have a playful movement when worn.  The design is fairly easy to master.  The one thing I would suggest is to be careful not to loop your thread on the beads of the previous rows.  The beads have a tendency to stick out and it's easy to catch the thread on them.

2 comments:

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Love the color palette you chose and the closure! The magatamas almost look like leaves!

Stacie said...

Beautiful palette and I have always loved seed beads, appreciate their beauty...and the talent of those that are able to construct jewelry out of so many tiny little dots of clear color. Well done!