Back in 2013 I took a Masterclass with Marcia deCoster, at the Bead and Button show in Milwaukee. As you probably know, she is a right angle weave queen. Particularly cubic right angle weave.
She came up with a selection of components for us to play with. I particularly liked the geometric look of the curved piece and so went ahead and mirrored and stretched it, and made 2. Along with adding stripes – just for fun.
I do love the colors she chose for each kit. This olive and gold works together and makes for an elegant look. Adding in another of her components I finally designed this fancy necklace with fringe. It’s called Chrysogonum after a creeping ground flower nicknamed Gold and Green.
Here’s a close up of the focal point.
This is a close up of the clasp which is made from another of Marcia’s component designs. The clasp conceals a snap for closure.
The necklace is made with seed beads, Swarovski crystals and pearls. It is around 19 inches long with an additional 6 inches of focal and fringe.
There I was, sitting at one of my beading group meetings, next to Elizabeth Townes. She was assembling a thoroughly gorgeous bracelet which I immediately coveted. Um…. I said. Is this a pattern you’ve designed? Yes, says Liz. Um….. I say again. I am nothing if not eloquent. Would you like someone to test it for you? Absolutely, says Liz. When my daughter has done the layout printwork I’ll make up a kit. You can keep the bracelet when you’ve finished working through the pattern and given me notes.
Um…..I said. You see the pattern here?
So Liz did as she said, and I worked through and made notes on the pattern. And get to wear this very romantic bracelet practically every minute of the day. And if I didn’t worry about it catching on something during the night, I would wear it then.
Look how the crystals run along. They are stitched on top of cubic right angle weave components.
Pretty eh? This one stays in my jewelry collection.
You can find kits and patterns at Elizabeth’s website – BeadJeweled Inc., along with books and a list of her workshops.