I might still be a bit of a tomboy but I do have a massive girly streak, which might explain why I took to beading. Because lets face it, like a niffler I really love anything shinny as long as I don’t have to wear it.
So it was really only time before i found a way to incorporate mirrors into my beadwork, and no surprise but they are fantastic. I cannot wait to get more, though it will be some time unfortunately. Anyway given that I was working with a new material, I went for a simple icosahedron and bezel the mirrors, inspired by Tri-wings from Contemporary Geometric Beadwork by Kate McKinnon and the team. Icosahedrons are my stock standard but they are cool and for such a simple shape they inspire so much creativity.
It turns out that adding the mirrors adds so structural integrity that my solid bead work usually doesn’t have, which meant that there were no bells added to fill the ball. I could have added them of course but that seemed like a waste since they weren’t needed. I have to say that I also liked the look of the extra layer to join the triangle together, its some thing I have been thinking about trying out for a while now but had been putting off.
Tomorrow it will be back to working on brooches and buttons and I also have a more exciting project that I will be starting as an experiment but more about that in the next post.
Nighty night, Lou distracted by Spotify.