Here are a couple new pieces I learned at Bead Street recently, using the two-hole triangles, which are the newest addition to my bead stash. There are many new patterns being tested right now, and several are still in the testing phase as I mentioned in my last blog - those I won't be able to post for awhile. But, these two patterns are out of the testing phase. They use these awesome CzechMate beads, wich are so fun to work with! The first design is "Cupids Crown", taught by Sue, adapted from a pattern designed by Nicole Starman and it uses 2 different colors of 2-hole triangles, along with lentils, FP and 11.0 sb. The class was to make a bracelet, but I thought it would be fun as a necklace... so I intermingled and reversed the colors in the crowns , using the same FP on each as the constant. As with all these designs, the color combinations are only limited by the colors of the two-hole beads available.
Next, a design by Adele Kimpell perfectly named "Crystal Windows", taught by Sandy Taylor. This pattern uses 11.0 seed beads, and is embellished with small crystal montees. It's peyote stitch with RAW and picots for the centerpieces. I'm trying the same pattern with 8.0 seed beads, and it's looking great so far. Haven't decided what I'll put in the middle of the RAW--it'll be something other than the montees.