Shaped Bangles

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Decided it was time to go back to my shaped beadwork book (Diane Fitzgerald’s Shaped Beadwork) and tackle my next bangle shape. I love the hexagons and discovered they were a little easier to make than the triangles. Think the shorter sides made the difference. Still love my triangles, though. And still loving those size 10 Delicas.

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Think maybe my next shape might be the square or maybe the pentagon or maybe both!! Also want to try some of the shapes in size 8 Delicas. We’ll see what happens first.

Triangles!!

Have discovered geometric beadwork in a big way. (Obviously, some of us are a little slower than others as the technique has been around for several years now.) Early this year I started with flat triangles. Love the little ones and the way they flutter on small chains when made into earrings. Larger flat ones can be used as components for necklaces and bracelets.

Then there are the dimensional triangles that can also be used as components.

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My newest fascination is with the open triangle. They are best made with 2 layers to give then some stability. I finally had success with a bangle-sized triangle.

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Above is a picture of each side.

I am now in the process of making another one and will probably made a third. Then I think we’ll move on to some other shapes.

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