Sunday, October 28, 2012

Reversible Zig Zag

Rachel is going to be shocked.  She originally started this blog for the three of us to share our creations on, but she has been the sole contributor.  I have been working on this bangle for the last few weeks and finally finished.  I am so happy with  how it turned out that I have decided to share it.  Unfortunately my photo skills don't do it justice.


This is a pattern that was published in the Beading Basics: Peyote Stitch magazine published this past summer by Bead & Button.  It was designed by Susan Harle.  If you ask me, it is a very clever design.  It is worked in tubular peyote stitch, but not in the way that you would imagine just by looking at the finished product.  It was a very interesting way to work both sides of the design at the same time.

It was easy to stitch and I really love the finished product.  For one side, I used matte black (310) and sterling silver(35) delicas (this is Frank and Cait's favorite side).  For the side that ended up being my favorite, I used an opaque grey AB delica(168) and reddish black delica (297).  These are both colors that I love and have been holding onto for just the right project.  Unfortunately my photo doesn't really highlight how interesting these two colors are together. 

I loved the two-sided effect of this bracelet so much, that I had to make some earrings to match.  I made 6 pieces that look like the points of the zig-zags of the bracelet.  Because I wanted the earrings to have movement to show both sides of the color schemes, I connected the points together with pieces of chain leftover from another project.