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Bead Weaving
Blazing Barnacles Necklace
Instructor: Kathleen Lynam

No need to scrape off these barnacles! Construct your own colony of barnacles using right angle weave and peyote stitches.

-- Bead Weaving Sequence
-- Lesson: Right Angle Weave, Tubular Peyote w/Decrease, Starting One Technique Off Another, Use of Components
-- Necklace


Palette 1: Deep Sea Blue


Palette 2: Vivid Orange Coral


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 Necklace project...

LearnToBead Goals:
- 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.

- Orientation To Beads & Jewelry Findings
BW1.09 Right Angle Weave: Bracelet - Beginner knowledge of Right Angle Weave
- BW2-PY-01 TUBULAR PEYOTE Bracelet -- Knowledge of how to step-up when doing tubular peyote



* 1. Deep Sea Blue
* 2. Vivid Orange Coral




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Jewelry Design Choices:

I. Planning Your Project
Use of Components
Working One Technique Off Another

IA. Conceptualizing Your Piece
IB. Measurements
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


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