Friday, September 2, 2011

The Beginning of an Idea...Triangles~Part 2

This design is one I had loved for a long time.  It was created by Heather Collins of Dreamweavers Studio.  I love all of Heather's patterns but because I love to work triangles I decided to buy this one first.  Let me say that it is a great pattern to use.  Very clear directions, and it included earrings  and a pendant.  And, I have to tell you that Heather's colors are fabulous!  Anyway, having just completed the first triangle bezel that I talked about last time, I thought it would be fun to make Heather's version.  The bezel I did with my beading group was open in the back.  You weave two triangles, sandwich the rivoli between them and zip them closed.  This pattern has you weave a flat triangle base and then construct the bezel on the base by weaving peyote stitch up from one row of beads.  I love the look.  It gives the pendant a dimension that I think is really cool.  The pattern gives you directions for a triangle frame also.  It's an open peyote triangle which you can construct in two sizes, one for the pendant and a smaller one for the earrings.  Heather gives you a variety of ideas for putting the bezel and frame together.  I did something a little different than hers.  As you can see is the picture above, I peyoted a small bail and attached the frame to it with 4mm bicones.  I then attached the bezelled triangle to the frame with another 4mm.  I like the articulated pendant because it has some movement.  I strung it on a copper silk cord which is a simple finish allowing the pendant to take center stage.

I tried to get a close-up that would show the dimension of the bezel.  The colors were determined by the rivoli I had.  The pattern calls for a 12mm rivoli and I had a hyacinth  12mm.  So, I picked fall colors I love and have used before in my Autumn Confetti jacket.  Orange, burgundy, gold and copper is a combination I think expresses the richness of the season.  Well, I think it worked just as well in beads as it did in the jacket!

But, all these triangle bezels started ideas for variations of triangles spinning around in my head.  I've been working on triangles off and on for a couple of weeks now.  So, you'll have to stay tuned to see what I'm coming up with!

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you take the long weekend to spend time creating something wonderful!


  1. Love it! It makes me think of an hourglass.

  2. That is beautiful. I especially love the colours you have chosen - very rich.



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