So now, over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Whale. I got the idea for my inchie from an insurance commercial that shows a huge whale jumping out of the water. This is what I came up with after translating that into an inch.
I used 4 colors of Delicas and decided against adding an eye on the whale. I am not sure that was a good idea or not but I went with it.
This week is also the week for 2x2x2 and I have been waiting for this one. The theme is Navajo. My family is part Native American, I don't know the tribe but I think it has watered down by time it got to me, cuz I don't look like it but my Mom and sister both look Native American. Or maybe the only part I got was the love of beading. After all the stitch I always use for my pieces is peyote stitch. Which is widely used in the NA community for beadwork and jewelry.
I decided to take my cue from a Navajo rug. I really loved the look of the design that had 5 Yei Females holding Sacred Eagle feathers. I just really like the geometrics in the rug and that it translated so well to the beads. I may save this as an idea for a bigger piece later on. But for now, check this out. This is just 2 of the Yei's
This one has 6 colors of Delicas, 2 of which are matte. I love the depth that the matte beads give the piece. I am not sure why I don't use matte beads more. I may have to look into that with some matte beading projects LOL. (not like I need an excuse to bead!)
Lastly, if you have been following me you know that I was working on an amulet bag that was supposed to be done by July 1st. Well that did not happen! But I am still slowly but surely working on it. I have both panels done and attached, which I am not ready to show. Not yet anyways. But I did want to show you what I am doing for the necklace. I decided to do it in a herringbone stitch and after a few trial pieces, that did not do what I wanted, I decided on this.
These are the colors and the pattern I will be using. I can not wait to get the necklace done so I can work on the fringe, then I can reveal the whole thing!