Blazing Barnacles Necklace
Designer: Kathleen Lynam
-- Bead Weaving Sequence
-- Lesson: Lesson: Right Angle Weave, Tubular Peyote w/Decrease, Starting One Technique Off Another, Use of Components
No need to scrape off these barnacles! Construct your own colony of barnacles using right angle weave and peyote stitches.
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The BLAZING BARNACLES NECKLACE KIT
Instructions to make a 16 1/2" necklace
Supplies to make up to an 18 1/2" necklace
PLEASE NOTE: Sometimes, because of erratic supplies of beads and othermaterials,
we will need to substitute something of similar color and quality.
#1. DEEP SEA BLUE PALETTE
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#2. VIVID CORAL ORANGE PALETTE
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(1) Instructions Digital Download
About the Kit...
I was taking a workshop with Marcia DeCoster, and had been ooh'ing and ahh'ing over her pieces. She explained some of her creative work process. She liked to play by making little components, and then playing with their arrangements. She inspired me to play, as well.
Right Angle Weave seemed a natural starting point. It is very "architectural" and lends itself to an idea of creating building blocks. RAW gives you 4 points within the unit stitch to work off of -- and you can integrate almost any other stitch, almost seemlessly. So I played and played and played, first trying to create a very dimensional looking component.
As my "form" --in this case, a RAW diamond square -- began to materialize in a satisfying way. I found that I could force a peyote tube to emerge from the center of my diamond. I decreased each row, as I built my tube upwards. It did not take long for my tubular structure to look like a natural setting for some kind of stone. An Austrian crystal bead was the perfect final touch.
I then turned to color issues. As I picked colors and stacked them within my RAW diamonds and upwards within my peyote tube, it felt as if they were growing and emerging with life and energy.
I gravitate to nature and natural images and colors within my pieces, as I did this time. I began to see my components as sea-like -- barnacles attaching to rocks and shells and boats.
In the Blazing Barnacles Necklaceproject...
- Creating a skeletal framework for making interlinked components using Right Angle Weave
- Adding dimensionality to this framework
- Linking component piece to component piece to make a necklace
- Working tubular peyote off of right angle weave
- Making your own toggle clasp, designed to be visually organic with the piece.
Jewelry Design Choices:
I. Planning Your Project
Use of Components
Working One Technique Off Another
IA. Conceptualizing Your Piece
IC. Selecting Materials
ID. Sketching a Pattern or Graph
IE. Identifying Potential Areas of Weakness within Your Piece
IF. Visualizing Your Process
IG. Organizing Your Work Space
II. Beginning Your Project
IIA. Basic Steps
1. 3-Large Diamond Focal Center Skeletal Structure
2. Tubular Peyote Bezel Cups
3. Small Diamond Units
4. Toggle Clasp
IIB. Dealing with Contingencies
IIC. Finishing Touches
III. Summary of Learning Objectives You Have Met
After Accomplishing This Project
IV. Next Steps
IVA. Suggested Readings
|LEARNING OBJECTIVES||BLAZING BARNACLES NECKLACE|
|1. Managing Thread Tension||BEGINNER|
|2. Holding Your Piece To Work It||INTERMEDIATE|
|3. Reading Simple Pattern, Figure and/or Graph||INTERMEDIATE|
|4. Selecting Materials||BEGINNER|
|5. Identifying Areas of Potential Weakness, and
Strategies for Dealing With These
|6. Determining Measurements, including Width and Length of a Piece, Especially In Relationship To Bead Sizes||INTERMEDIATE|
|7. Finishing Off Threads in Piece or Adding Threads||BEGINNER|
|UNDERSTANDING CRAFT BASIS OF STITCH|
|1. Starting the Stitch||INTERMEDIATE|
|2. Implementing the Basic Stitch||INTERMEDIATE|
|3. Finishing Off Your Piece With A Clasp Assembly||INTERMEDIATE|
|4. Creating Simple Surface Embellishment|
|5. Increasing and Decreasing||INTERMEDIATE|
|6. Working Stitch in Tubular Form||BEGINNER|
|7. Working Stitch To Create Open (Negative Spaces), and Split Forms||BEGINNER|
|8. Elaborately Embellishing the Stitch, including Fringes, Edge Treatments, Straps and Connectors|
|9. Working Stitch in Circular Form|
|10. Working Stitch in 3-Dimensions||BEGINNER|
|UNDERSTANDING ART & DESIGN BASIS OF STITCH|
|1. Learning Implications When Choosing Different Sizes/Shapes of Beads, or Using Different Stringing Materials||BEGINNER|
|2. Understanding Relationship of this Stitch in Comparision to Other Types of Bead Weaving Stitches||INTERMEDIATE|
|3. Understanding How Bead Asserts Its Need For Color, Using This Stitch||BEGINNER|
|4. Creating Your Own Design with This Stitch, in Reference to Jewelry Design Principles of Composition|
|5. Creating Shapes, Components and Forms with This Stitch, and Establishing Themes||INTERMEDIATE|
|BECOMING BEAD WEAVING ARTIST|
|1. Developing A Personal Style|
|2. Valuing or Pricing Your Work|
|3. Teaching Others The Stitch|
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