My friend, Beth, has a store on Artfire – JewelrybyBeth. Recently, she added a custom order Argyle peyote bracelet. Her photos are great but the bracelet is even more beautiful in person. Not being shy, I begged for the pattern – which she very kindly shared with me. I chose rust and silver to make mine. The only change I made was to use a sliding bar clasp instead of a button.
My inspiration: Van Gogh’s Exploding TARDIS painting from “The Pandorica Opens” (Doctor Who).
The finished project: It took almost three weeks from design to completion and I enjoyed every minute of it!
A closer look: It’s worked with size 15 Delicas in 3-drop peyote and a picot edging. I used 12 colors and close to 3200 beads. It is not for sale but I will happily share the pattern with Time Lords and Whovian beaders.
A new pattern that I designed a couple of days ago. It was actually a mistake that I made while drawing a different pattern. I liked the illusion of the “layers” so well that I decided to keep going.
Close up of the stitch (2-drop peyote worked with size 15′s) and edging.
I met some friends at Mural Park in Valdese this afternoon. We had barbeque for lunch and then visited McGalliard Falls.
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Combined netting and right angle weave. This was very hard to photograph but you can see the pattern where the bracelet is hanging over the bar.