Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I just finished a couple of bracelets this past weekend. One is for my daughter-in-law, the other for my granddaughter.
They are spiral herringbone - I used a combination of resources to create. The basic pattern is from "Beautiful Bracelets" by Jill Oxton and "The Art & Elegance of Beadweaving" by Carol Wilcox Wells. They are fairly simple once I get going, it's getting started that can give me fits. I started with a double bead ladder technique by Leslie Frazier as described in The Art & Elegance of Bead Weaving. I used size 11/0 seeds and delicas on each.
Doesn't this deep purple look good enough to eat???
The pink is a little smaller and for my granddaughter, funny she did not like pink at all when she was little - now, she LOVES it. So that was her request.
Leaves of Grass
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman