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
Friday, March 7, 2014
Scaffolds and pods
A few posts ago I showed a piece where I alternated strings of interlocked cubes with oxidized copper tube scaffold-like structures. I had started out to make the necklace entirely of the cubes, but found it was getting too massive and dense. The areas of copper tubes opened it up and I liked that better. Even then, though, it was pretty big. Not something I'd wear myself, although I'm trying to get beyond limiting myself to the sort of jewelry I personally wear. Anyway, I wanted to do something a bit less massive. So I made these 3-sided "pods" in shades of purple, blue and gray. They have right angle corners at each end, so they interlock just the way the cubes do, but they have a narrower profile, so they don't bulk up so much. Also, I liked the colors of the pods with the almost-black of the oxidized copper.