Wednesday, February 18

My Newest Addiction

So I have been absolutely horrible at keeping up with my posts lately and I apologize. Most of my time has been trying to balance finding a new research position and keeping up with my orders. Time really flies when you only have a few months before your steady paychecks stop showing up. So I'll try to be better at posting new things. I promise.


I am really excited about my new addiction. For a long time I have been amazed by everyone that can make these beautiful beaded triangles. I actually thought that you made three little triangles and then stitched them together. It wasn't till I really looked at one that I realized that's not how you do it at all, you stitch them from the center out. Genius.

So Monday I sat down with some beads and decided to give it a go. It took me a little bit to figure out how you start one, and I know I could have gone and got some instrucitons, but I hate reading instructions and it makes me proud to be able to figure it out on my own. And this is what I came up with. I've made two so far and I'm working on a third one. I think they look pretty cool.

I haven't really ventured into designs yet, but eventually when I get a better hang of them I might. I just really thought they were cool and have always wanted to try them. Please forgive the crappy picture. I took it at work during my lunch. The colors are really off.


Lisa said...

Do you know I have been looking at these my self for some time wondering how they do them! I think that they are lovely . Would you happen to know where there is instructions for this pattern ? If so would you be so kind to post it

Thanks a Million

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I want to figure those out too! LOL

randomcreative said...

The triangles look great! I have never attempted triangles myself, but would love to try one sometime. I have not had much luck finding instructions for them. Do you have any advice for newbies wanting to give it a shot? Thanks!

iceah said...

very cool indeed c: and your pretty talented when you put your mind into it you really do it and splendidly done c: wish I have the time to do these stuff again c:

RearVuMirr said...

I remember people selling work like this at craft fairs when I was a kid. It's been years since I've seen it ~ still love it too!

Carol said...

Very neat....but look like a LOT of work! I'm glad you're enjoying them!

:-) MaryLou said...

They are great fun, aren't they? And yes, they are addicting.

I'll give you a little tip -- you know that you start with just three beads in the center. Well, if you want to make a triangle that's open in the center, start with a larger number of beads (yeah, now that I type that it sounds stupid).

But there's a formula... for a closed-center triangle, start with 3 beads. If you want to make a hole, start with 9, 15, or 21 beads. The larger the number of beads you start with, the larger the hole.

I have a whole stack of these sitting on my beading board right now.


wow, really unique and wonderful. they are little pyramids...and pyramids are special shapes endowed with some kind of power...

Three Fates said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments. These are so fun to make.

I was looking for some directions as asked. Here is what I found:

I think there is a pattern in the Oct/Nov 2008 issue of beadwork, as well as the Dec/Jan 2009 issued

This is a difficult pattern to find.

But like MaryLou (she is much better at these then me :D) said before, you start with a ring of 3 (or more) and work outward sort of combination of ndeble at the corners and peyote for the rest. Hopefully the directions will explain it to you better.

And Here's a link to MaryLou's triangles, very very cool

KAT said...

These are fabulous!! You did a wonderful job!

I can see why you are addicted! I never get tired of seeing your creations!!

Keep going!
Take care,

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