Thursday, February 6, 2014
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Sunday, December 29, 2013
This was a chance for me to design a small string of beads to give as a gift. I used several bead designs from the Mucking Typology project I did. I tried to make things symmetrical (so it would be pleasing to the modern, or really, my eye). However, by using different designs for each polychrome bead, I tried to keep a bit of the randomness of the period necklaces I have recreated before. I like the result, expect for the fact that the colors I chose don't seem to "pop" and it is not as vibrant as some period necklaces are. I think that is because I used "cool" colors and black as the base color for the polychrome beads.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The designs were inspired by/ based on images of Irish and Scandanavian beads found in Birte Brugmann's book Glass from Anglo-Saxon graves. These two beads were chosen because they matched the heraldic colors of the recipient.