About the Kit...
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
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.
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.
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
In the Blazing Barnacles Necklace
- Creating a skeletal framework for making interlinked components
using Right Angle Weave
Adding dimensionality to this
Linking component piece to
component piece to make a necklace
- Working tubular peyote off of right angle
Making your own toggle clasp,
designed to be visually organic with the piece.
Orientation To Beads & Jewelry Findings
Right Angle Weave: Bracelet - Beginner knowledge
of Right Angle Weave
TUBULAR PEYOTE Bracelet
-- Knowledge of how to step-up when doing