Monday, July 21, 2008

August Challenge!

I know, I know.  I'm a little ahead of the August 5th deadline for the Etsy Beadweaver's August challenge themed Art Deco.  But here is my entry!  

When the theme was announced, my first thought was 'I have no idea what falls into the category of Art Deco.'  So I went on a Google image search, and found a lot of geometric designs and straight lines.  

And this is what I came up with! 

The middle geometric pieces were made using a combination of brick stitch and a square stitch.  I used a circular version of the net stitch to create the pinwheels at the top.

The centerpiece called for a rope-style chain, which I made using a variation of the Peyote stitch.  Relating back to my earlier post about the creative process, my newest idea is to make bangles using that same variation of Peyote.  So keep an eye out, and when I get to that project, I'll show you the results.
And with that, it's time to sign off.  Happy creating!


adina said...

Your entry is great! Beautiful, fun, creative, and so unique!

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Love your entry. I agree with adina that it is so unique.

Beaderjojo said...

Oh that's so fun and original! Good luck in the challenge.