Triangle Beads Meet Dog Collar
I have always been fascinated with triangle beads. Taho used to make the ones with straight edges and Myuki made the ones with rounded edges. Now Myuki makes a line with straight edges, my favorites. I mean a triangle is not really a triangle unless in has straight lines!
I have a collection of them in all my favorite colors. But since I am a non-hoarder (I like to use things up and get overwhelmed when it seems my studio is filling up with too much stuff) I like to find the offending hoards and break into them. I found my box of triangles. Then I tried to figure out what to do with them.
The answer was easy: a dog collar for Sam with a lot of glitz. I am sure he will love the silk tapestry dog collar (and upcoming weave-along: I just have to finish the instructions) but there may days when he, for example, has to go to a party and just requires a little glitz.
I used a 12 dent coil, although technically there are 11 triangles per inch. Eleven warps were required. I used C-Lon beading thread. The piece was six and three-quarter inches when finished on the loom. It’s still on the loom.
Oh, I did add some size 8/0 beads just for fun. They are about the same size as the triangles. Notice that my theme is simple. I love complicated pieces as much as the next person, but I am also a fan of really, really simple. If you use beautiful materials, you can get away with some very basic techniques. In this case: simple bead weaving. I wove rows of one color. You can mix it up however you like. And yes, I will post the final project. I may decide to embellish the sides with small seed beads but I need to see how it looks on the collar before I make that decision.
What are your favorite go to beads?