I’ve been obsessed with learning to create sculptural beadwork jewelry.
Ever since I received my copy of Kate McKinnon‘s Contemporary Geometric Beadwork, I’ve been spending most of my free time learning the basic principles taught in the book and adapting them so I can create my own designs.
Here’s an example:
I started by learning to create the triangular ring you can see on my index finger. Then, using the principles I learned by creating the simple ring, I created a more dramatic ring you can see on my ring ringer.
I also went a step further . . .
To make the ring extra shiny and rock-solid, I decided to glaze the ring
After that, using the same basic (but modified) principle and using different kinds of beads, I ended up creating this bracelet.
I’m still not 100% happy with it. So, I’m going to spend some time improving it.
Anyway, when I was trying to finish making this bracelet, I could see the possibility of making mini top hats & tricorne hats using these same methods. It’s gonna be a few months before I can create a decent beadwork hat; but, I’m so excited.
Next Saturday: New Directions, New Designs, and Updated Classics.
Have an awesome weekend, guys!!!
-joyce of Angelica Brigade