Thursday, June 18, 2009

After playing catch-up with my blog to reflect some of the recent happenings, it is time to pack for this weekend's workshop at Beads by Blanche . This necklace I call Ostara's Emerging Blossoms is a vehicle for exploring a little used South African beading stitch called Polygon. Imagine the pair of pods in the focal pendant as chili peppers when rendered in greens and reds; or bananas, when rendered longer and thinner in yellow.
As beaders, we are all attracted to certain shapes such as circles, triangles, squares, and yes, pods.
This workshop also introduces the highly textured bezels for rivolis that are as lovely from behind as from the front. That they work up in under an hour is just an added delight! Blanche e mailed that there are still seats available, so give her a call and perhaps I'll see you Saturday morning in Bergenfield, NJ.

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