Friday, January 16, 2009

Saraguro Beadwork

I'm hooked.

This type of beadwork is fun, fun, fun! I started with a tutorial from Jubeads Box and made a bracelet; then I made up my own design for the necklace pictured here.

As usual for me, I'm not copying the traditional Saraguro patterns; I'm more interested in using this method to create designs in my own style. I really like the way netting and brick stitch are combined in this style; it reminds me a lot of making crochet lace. I'm looking forward to trying out some more ideas based on that thought; in fact, I was at the library just this morning looking up pattern books.

Hmm, now that my internet connection seems to be stable, I'll bet there are lots of sites with crochet lace out there!

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