This picture isn't the greatest. It doesn't capture the true colors of the Delicas, but I really just don't have time to work with it. I wanted to share it with you all now. The title of this post explains the colors. As I worked on the different triangles it reminded me of Neapolitan ice cream. You know, chocolate, vanilla and strawberry! Yum! Anyway, here it is! I stitched triangles using Heather Collins wonderful pattern, and also a layered triangle from the book "More Seed Bead Stitching" by Beth Stone. I really love the idea of layering the triangles and I think the idea has a lot of potential for design, and color pairing. The funky little triangle in the middle is my second variation on Heather's triangle bezel. I stitched the base and then started to build up an open vessel-type shape with peyote which I increased on each end. I zipped up the two sections and put a picot on each end.
It's a little difficult to see the picot because I used the same color as the triangle next to it. In the center I stitched a margarite crystal. I really love this idea and I think it also has potential for variation. A larger triangle perhaps, which would make it more of a vessel to contain other components. As I said, this isn't the end of the adventure! But, I love dimensional stitching whether it's beads, fabric, or knitting. Which is why Beth Stone's layered triangle was so appealing. I use layers a lot, even in decorating my home. I layer plates and bowls in my hutch, and in seasonal displays I create throughout the house. I use layering in fabric embellishing and in knitting the Bohemian scarves. Here's a close up of the layered triangle.
Again, I see lots of possibilities. Larger base with additional layers, a bead or margarite in the center...lots of ideas!
To stitch the necklace together I experimented with layouts and when I found one I liked I took a picture of it. I'm happy that I did that because as I picked up the different triangles to stitch them together I would lose exactly where I wanted to place the next one. So, I had my picture to refer to. I just zipped the pieces together where they touched each other and then attached a chain with jump rings.
I'm really happy with this piece. I used the rivoli setting from Heather's triangle pattern, and the triangular setting that my beading group worked on, so I have some bling in there, and I got to try out another idea that came from the triangle necklace pattern I got from Heather. Cherry Wine, in my previous post, was the first variation I tried and now the vessel type triangle is the second. I'm sure I'll find something else to do with triangles! I just love them.
Well, I've got to run so I can get some others things done today. I promise I won't take so long to post this time. In fact, there is something right around the corner. Stay tuned for this over the weekend.
I hope you have a wonderful day. Enjoy the loveliness that is Fall and find inspiration in it to create something fun! Thanks for stopping by!