Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Got some beads to show
I saw a photo of a rope I liked on greeniezona's Flickr page. Normally I would put the link, but her Flickr page is also filled with personal photos of her family, and I don't know if it would be right for me to direct a lot of people there. greeniezona....if it's ok to post your Flickr page, comment and let me know. Anyhow, I asked her what stitch it was and she said she was inspired by another necklace on Etsy. I set out to try to figure out how to do the stitch, and after a lot of searching and a lot of help from Mandy over at Beads for Brains: 365, I figured it out. Then it took a lot of tries and some ripping, sorting and restarting before I got it right. And mine still never looked quite like the one from greenie or the Etsy shop...their's kind of kinked up along with the twist. mine just layed smooth and twisted.
I used a bronze 8/0, and in 11/0's I used gold metallic, galvanized brown, cream and a transparent champagne color. This stitch was very easy on my hands, and I know I will do this one again in some other color/size combinations. I really like how it looks. And I love the colors I chose. I took some with the pendant and some without. I wish I knew what the stone is in the pendant, but I don't. If you do, let me know. Who wants to play the name game? Any suggestions?