Friday, March 2, 2012
Goldfinch Feather Bangle
This style of design tends to take a while to draft. My usual process involves a 4 or 2 pattern repeat, but not with the feather bangle. This particular bangle is a bit smaller than my "standard" size, maybe I wasn't counting correctly, but I think I was having problems with the proportions of this design at one point and just made it a few beads smaller. I wanted this to come out narrower than the peacock feather, so I had to dumb down the design (I love to put in too much detail), and this is the outcome.
The lines are cleaner and it has more of a "color blocking" look to it, which I am really enjoying. I'll be wearing it this Sunday at Grove Gallery's Opening Reception for Jennifer Gould. So if you find yourself in downtown East Lansing on Sunday, stop by for treats from 12-4!