Sunday, May 24, 2009

Ndebele Rope Lariat

I took a wonderful class at a local bead store, Sea of Beads taught be a great teacher, Claudia. Ndebele stitching is also known as the herringbone stitch. I decided to do something that wasn't in any of the class samples and that was to choose a design with one by one stripes extending the length of the rope. This project used size 11 triangular seed beads. I chose this color combination: glossy black and hematite. I used a hematite ring and a hematite teardrop with a sterling silver cap bead on either end of the lariat. It took a long time to bead this piece so I'll want to remember this isn't something I'll finish in one night.

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