Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Mighty Triangle

I am crazy about geometric beadwork! It’s why Jean Power is a superhero to me. She has that geometric stuff down and makes amazing and beautiful things that just appeal to me so much. It’s also why I’m so excited about the upcoming book that Kate McKinnon and Dustin Wedekind are working on. The pictures they’ve posted are just so fantastic. See both Kate’s blog and the blog for the book.

I don’t know why I love this any more than I know why I love one painting more than another. It just speaks to me is about all I can say. I tried and finally succeeded in making a simple triangle but, lordy, what a process. Bead, rip-out. Repeat over & over. But finally... Here are some photos of earliest incarnations: The first two are flat, two-dimensional beings. Not at all exciting (except for the fact that they actually came out triangular which amazed me).


The next two are actual 3D triangles. Whoopie! So exciting. Don't ask what I'm going to do with them. I have no idea. I just loved making them.



Finally comes the triangle on steroids! The Wavy Triangle. As soon as I saw it on Beads for Brains, I knew it had my name on it. It has lots of dimension and nooks and crannies and wraps around itself and was the most fun to make. I much prefer Mandy's colors to my own but c'est la vie.



I hope my color choices get broader as my experience does. I seem to be in a rut here. But I am having a really good time in my little rut!


4 comments:

Pretty Things said...

NEAT stuff! I can't do seed bead work to save my life.

TorqueStory said...

OMG, I can't believe you made a wavy triangle, too. Those things look so beyond my ability. Beautiful job.

Mandy said...

Hee, hee! Looking good! Funny how just changing bead sizes changes the whole triangle!

Jean Power said...

Love your triangles!

Jean

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