Triangle weave bracelet

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Louweasel wrote
on Jan 23, 2010 9:19 AM

What the title suggests! In size eleven seeds beads - "gold lustered african sunset", galvanised gold (must buy better quality next time as finish rubbing off even before the first wear!) and matte galvanised deep blue.

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NicoleT24 wrote
on Jan 23, 2010 9:22 AM

Whoa!!!! LOVE this! I MUST learn this stitch, the moment I saw it, a design idea popped into my head!

It's just lovely! So feminine, but with that cool architectural edge to it!

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brightcircle wrote
on Jan 23, 2010 10:04 AM

Nice! It takes triangle weave to bigger heights than I normally do.

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Louweasel wrote
on Jan 23, 2010 10:25 AM

Thanks! NicoleT It was my first attempt at triangle weave and I found it pretty easy to grasp so definitely try it. Not dissimilar to RAW in the way you go round and round and change directions iyswim. 

I was searching for a "graph" paper online to design it but to no avail - however another UK beader sent me  a suitable paper (isometric lines so it forms triangles that fit together in the same way as triangle weave. She sent several sheets so if you need some to do your design I would be happy to copy a few for you and send them.

I like the flat open fluidity of it - worn, it almost looks like it is body art, similar to a henna tattoo or something. The stitch doesn't stretch like netting but it has the same lacy quality, but the traingle shapes are also somehow more feminine that the boxy grid of RAW. 

It's funny you should mention the architectural quality - when i saw the stitch I could see how stars could feature in the patter then the colours of deep red, a dull matte blue and red, were inspired by Byzantine architecture; the colours, patterns and tiling. Or at least, the idea of that in my head - never been to Istanbul!!

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ingrid@38 wrote
on Jan 23, 2010 2:21 PM

This is very well done. My first attempt was nothing remotely close to this. Very nice indeed. 


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NicoleT24 wrote
on Jan 23, 2010 3:37 PM

hahaha, if you look at my avatar photo... see the iron fence behind me? That was taken in Istanbul and I'm sitting on the lawn at the Sultan's Harem.

Most of Istanbul is very modern, but you can visit the archeological sites like the Haga Sofia, Blue Mosque and the Harem and see exactly what you're thinking of! Istanbul has got to be one of my favorite cities I've ever visited. It's wonderful! The people are wonderful too!

I'm going to try Triangle weave, but I don't have high hopes that mine will be as lovely as yours at all. I'm able to do just about any weave stitch except RAW! It drives me batty to be honest! I mess the stitches up left and right ... it's a mess. haha. But I'm going to try this anyway!

The idea that popped into my head was a mixed media approach... I thought this would maybe be lovely appliqued on lace or leather or both!!!



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Lody wrote
on Jan 23, 2010 7:07 PM

Lovely! The color combo is classic!

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Gyspy Mary wrote
on Jan 23, 2010 8:39 PM

Thanks for sharing the photos. I have spent countless hours trying to teach myself the "Triangle" I tried it with short and long Bugle beads, #3 squares, seed beads,

These are abosolutely Beautiful. I love the colors and the Evolution of design. you can almost see the wheels turn.

so I get it Now! The fact I just don't get it!Crying I never give up! So Back to Triangle Lesson.(I will post a photo(or scan copy)When I do finally get it. I don't have much hopes of anything this Advanced.

You did a Terrific Color combo on this, and it looks Elegant!


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Kokopelli wrote
on Jan 24, 2010 2:09 AM

Beautiful! Looks like lace. And the colors are a great choice.

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JSmaz wrote
on Jan 24, 2010 2:19 AM

That turned out very well Lou!  I can totally see how you could do some great Moorish-influenced patterns with that stitch.  That was one of the things I loved about Spain-the details of the architecture.  I could happily live in the Alhambra in Granada just so I could wander around and examine all the different patterns in the stone & tiles every day.


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Pam I am wrote
on Jan 24, 2010 11:22 AM

Nice work!  It does look like it would have the appearance of body art when it's being worn... 


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Cathy wrote
on Jan 24, 2010 2:28 PM


This is pretty!!


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beadorigami wrote
on Feb 5, 2010 5:56 PM

Very nice bracelet! I love triangle weave and this bracelet shows it off very nicely!

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JKD Studio wrote
on Feb 6, 2010 4:36 AM

I love the colors and the pattern of this.  I have one started and it has been sitting on the desk in my studio for the last 8 months.  Maybe I should send it to you to finish?????????    jeannie

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kathi@46 wrote
on Feb 6, 2010 5:59 AM

It;s beautiful it must feel so slinky on the wrist. I agree with Pam's comment about it resembling body art. Can I whether you used 1 or 2 needles.



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