9/4/10

Delicas


When I first started doing beadwork about 20 years ago, I began with the peyote stitch. First beading around tiny perfume bottles (ironic) and then I discovered the japanese delica beads which were not the donut shape of most seed beads but a machine manufactured cylinder bead. What that meant was that it made the most wonderful regular and flowing bead fabric when using the peyote stitch. I must have made several hundred of these bracelets (all my own designs) and sold them in local galleries for many years. As time passed, I moved on to other stitches and other techniques but I still like to work with the delicas occasionally.
My plan yesterday was to start a bead embroidered pin/pendant but when I saw these beautiful colored delicas, I knew I had to start another bracelet...I don't usually title my work, especially not simple bracelets, but I'm calling this one, "going back to her roots"...and these 2 inches took me almost 2 hours...NOT a fast stitch, especially with such small beads!

5 comments:

Penny said...

These colors are going to make an amazing bracelet. I love delica's - maybe because they are so 'orderly'!

Beadwright said...

You are so funny. I know the bracelet will be beautiful.
Nicole/Beadwright

Heather Beading said...

Because the beads are so small it will take some time to complete your bracelet. The longer it takes the more beautiful memories will come floating back. Your bracelet will be very special when finished and the colors are gorgeous.

Pat said...

Very pretty and looks very comfortable.

lilylovekin said...

The colors are great, Hope you are having a nice Labor day.