Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Stained Glass Cuff

Once upon a time, I made this pair of stained glass earrings, using the brick stitch.  They sold at a rodeo I went to back in June.  But I liked them, and kept the general idea in mind.

Finally, a week or so ago, I finished this brick-stitched cuff, my Stained Glass Cuff.  I like how it turned out.  
I tried to keep the colors both quasi-random and quasi-regular.  What I did was have two piles of bead containers - 'used' and 'unused'.  I actually did a good job of keeping on my tray only the colors I was currently using.  Then when I finished a diamond, I put those beads away, and the container went into the 'used' pile.  Once all of the 'unused' had moved over to 'used', it became my new 'unused' pile.  Kinda silly?  I like the look of randomness, but at the same time, I couldn't bear the thought of using MORE of one type of bead than all the others!  Or, heaven forbid, have adjacent diamonds of the same bead!  (It was hard enough to convince myself that it was okay to have two of the same color touching)

Random regularity will bother me if it's not of my own making.  For instance, bathroom tiles.  If there are a bunch of tiles in repeating size patterns, I always look for repeating color patterns.  I think that they should be laid out in repeating patterns so that I can find the patterns!  Is anyone else weird like that?


thebeadedlily said...

I'm not against total randomness, but I more often work in quasi randomness.
mmm, patterns? Sometimes!
Lovely braclet!

GrandmaMarilyns said...

I think I would do the same thing with the colors. LOL. I don't like having more of one color than another. I think you should make another pair of earrings to go with the cuff though. LOL Those are cool.

Marlaine said...

These are so pretty. Love the colours!