Sunday, May 12, 2013

Beadweaving Week :: Ladder & Brick Harlequin

What is it about the Harlequin pattern that draws me right in? Christine had a few pieces with her the last time we met up. She wanted to show me some examples for our little tutorial, and I was immediately sucked in drawn to the this wonderful pattern she created. I couldn't help myself, and I had to try it!

I'm not much for clowns generally, but something about a Harlequin evokes a timeless, court character to me. The oldest Harlequins date back to the 15th century and were known for their agility. Their performance was full of acrobatics. I find Cirque du Soleil to have similar qualities. But maybe that's just me. I do love to see their show, and my favorite part is always the acrobatics in the show.

But I digress. Making jewelry does that to me. It has a way of transcending me to another place and time. So for my practice piece with Christine's pattern I chose dark colors as I like the richness of it. The base is ladder straight through the middle with brick creating the diamonds, and a small tear drop bead to complete the pattern. I love this one! The bracelet slips on easily and wears so comfortably. Thanks Christine!

This is part of a beadweaving series that I'm running this week for the upcoming A Time to Stitch Challenge by Christine of One Kiss Creations & Therese of Therese's Treasures. The Blog Hop reveal is next Wednesday, May 15.

10 comments:

Duni said...

It looks amazing! I can only imagine the many hours you spent on creating this! Oh, and I like acrobatic perfomances as well :)

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

Gosh, this one really is amazing -- I would wear this as an everyday piece; it has just the right amount of casual elegance. Beautiful work!

BeadedTail said...

I like your color choices! I enjoy the Cirque de Soleil too and think this would look great on those bendy girls' wrists! :)

Magic Love Crow said...

Very beautiful! It's really cool too! I love the pattern! This must have taken you hours!!
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Take Care and Happy Mother's Day ;o)

About Last Weekend said...

Really interesting shapes and love the wine colour with the dark beads, could go from Great Gatsby to the Steam punk culture that we have here

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Cynthia,
I love your bracelet it is beautiful, your stitching is so neat, awesome job. Kudos to you and Christine!
Therese

Miss Val's Creations said...

LOVE THIS! The pattern has such great whimsy to it! The color combos would be endless for this style.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I like all your bead weaving projects, but this one is especially beautiful! I love the button you used as a closure.

Caron Michelle said...

Beautifully done, absolutely love this piece!

Becky Pancake said...

Cynthia your bracelet is beautiful.After seeing yours I want to try and make one too.

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