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Order Amongst Chaos

About this design:

Wanted to make something crazy. So I decided to contrast simple designs with chaotic colors. Necklace is brighter than it appears in the photos. Actually the brightnes shows up in the rolled version.


11/0 seed beads - 8 colors

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    MH says:

    Wow! I have only wished to use this concept but you have done it, and beautifully! How long is this? It doesn’t look loomed but brings to mind an old very long wampum belt I saw years ago. I love your design and your use of bright bold colors. Great work!!

  2. kye
    kye says:

    Oh my! This is wonderful! Fantastic bold colors and design. It reminds me of a sampler quilt. Love love love it!

  3. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    This is awesome beady! I too love the bright colors- a southwest flair! Love it!

  4. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks so much eyeryone. It was fun to do ’cause I made it up along the way. MH – It measures out at 32 inches.

  5. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    This is absolutely wild! It is semi-organized chaos and I love it. The colors are so bright and cheerful they make me smile. :D

    I do something similar to this with my confetti jewelry. Your chaos is more organized, my chaos is definitely random. Ain’t it fun to just go wild? :D

  6. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks LRC – I had to look up your confetti jewelry. So pretty. I also saw your Jacaranda Tree. Used to have one in my yard. Now that’s something I miss.

  7. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    I love it!! Would love to wear it!

  8. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    Love this! Ditto to all comments!

  9. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thank you all. This is another herringbone stitch so it’s easy to add fringe.

  10. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Awesome! I love all the bright, energetic colors! I would love to try something like this, but I have only learned some basic stitching skills and have only made a small bracelet as my first go–and with that, the pattern was so confusing, I just made it up as I was going along. I really like how this long beauty can ‘knot’ at the length you desire. What type of threading material do you use? Beady, this is Absolutely Fantastic!! 8O

  11. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks CC This is another herringbone stitch. It’s a simple stitch .I like to use fireline for beading in either 6 or 8 pound. It’s what I started with so I just continue to use it. It’s plastic thread so it doesn’t tend to fray. And you can squeeze the end with pliers to make it easier to thread the needle.

  12. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    What type of threading material do all of you like to use?

  13. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Sorry – I keep thinking of things after I post. I also have some Wildfire beading thread that’s black which is also nice.

  14. kye
    kye says:

    I don’t do a lot of beadweaving but when I do I like Wildfire black. It seems like Fireline knots a bit more when I try using it.

  15. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks kye for the feedback.

  16. Tana
    Tana says:

    I’ve not commented on your bead work bz I couldn’t find the words, omg! I do have a few that are my very favorites. The Fragile environment, the sun, and the necklace with the corn on it. I’ve lost track! So I come bk every day and look and look again!
    The beaders on Lima are incredible!

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    Melody F says:

    You have made a beautiful little work of art. It’s quite inspiring. More to come!?

  18. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thank you Tana and Melody. Tana you are so right. I come back all of the time to see what’s new. I’m so impressed with everyone’s work. Melody – I don’t think I’ll stop beading any time soon. This stitch is simple and fun.

  19. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    This is so pretty! I love how you just went for it with the “chaotic colors” I’ve never been brave enough for that. Your bead weaving is spectacular.

  20. Tana
    Tana says:

    I used Nymo size B when I beaded with seed beads. Then I fell in love with Delica seed beads, kept using same thread in a large spool. Had no problems of it tangling or unwanted knots…I’ve since retired from that type bead work that I did for a good 10 yrs(in the 90′s) Loomed with it too but used size D for the warp thread. Now I stick to wire wrapping, head and eyepins ect.
    So glad you are keeping this type beading art alive!!!

  21. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks Tana. I’ve never tried the size B. I like delicas too, but I’ll use just about any seed bead I can find. Thank you for your sweet comments.

  22. kye
    kye says:

    What do you use to cut your Fireline thread? I have trouble getting a nice clean close cut with the scissors I use.

  23. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Hi kye – The line cuts cleaner for me if I snip quickly.

  24. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Wow! I sure showed up late to this party. I am gobsmacked by this awesome beadwork! Love how it can be casually worn just with a simple loop.

  25. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks Fresh Baked. I really had fun making this one.

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