Geometry shapes how I design beadwork - I visualize structures and the next challenge is to create what's in my head. I rarely sketch my work - often ideas occur on my long commute to school or as I'm about to drift to sleep......I struggle to follow patterns and always have variation ideas as I stitch a design. What would happen if I change the size of the bead? How could I graduate? What would make this twist? How can I maintain a structure that defies gravity?
My latest design Copper Curvy Pearls & Bicones was created for the geometric challenge set by the Bead Barmy Blog. The challenge was to extend the structure of the earring design across 7 inches rather than 2 inches - to create this stunning 6 inch bracelet with copper closure - the angular twists and turns in the design influence the circumference. It is a perfect fit!