Hi--I'm a beadweaver located in Panama City, FL. Here I'm trying to put down where my ideas are headed, and what I'm working on creatively. You can see more of my work at emiliepritchard.com
Saturday, April 6, 2013
more metal beads
Just finished this one. I went back to my oxidized copper beads, but I now have round ones as well as tube beads. The round ones are a pain to use, though. These are 3.5 mm. The holes are quite small and hard to find. But, more than this, since the beads are hollow, your needle goes in one side of the bead, and then has to feel its way around the wall on the other side till it finds the hole to get out. Actually the same is true of the nickel silver beads (the bright ones in this piece), but their holes are much bigger in relation to the size of the beads.
Despite the griping, I like the way this one came out. I like the asymmetry, as well as the way the tube beads in the chain open the piece up. And they do speed up the weaving, so I probably shouldn't complain about the time it took to make the major shapes out of the round beads.