Monday, January 3, 2011

Infinity Dodecahedron

For this month's design challenge for Bead Infinitum, I chose the Infinity Dodecahedron pattern.  This pattern from Gwen Fisher and Florence Turnour really offers a lot of adaptability.  I love small things.  I started off with the smallest bead option listed on the pattern, 11/0's and 15/0's.  You can also adjust the scale of your beaded bead by which beads you use.  This pattern can also be made with 6/0's and 8.0's or even 3 mm fire polish.

After practicing the pattern to get the feel for how the beads work together, I jumped in with a light center of white and gold.  For the surface embellishment, I used blue and green beads.  For the accent beads, I made cubes and strung them diagonally.  I had some vintage white chip beads that I bought a few years ago when we were visiting my sister-in-law in Florida.  I love how light and airy and delicate the necklace came out.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.  I hope that your New Year is off to a good start!!

~Nancy


8 comments:

Cindy said...

Wowie!!! I just knew this would be a complex design by just reading the title! I love how you tacked this pattern and the colors you chose....this is gorgeous!

Las Creaciones de Boricua said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!

Elisabeth said...

Really incredible! Wow!

Onye said...

Fantastic!

Chelsea Johnson said...

Just beautiful! Lovely colors.

Kristen said...

Stunning as always Nancy! I have been wanting to try some of those patterns but just haven't gotten any yet. Your necklace is so pretty and fun...Oh I so need to finish some projects! LOL

Nicki said...

So beautiful! I love it!
Many greetings,
Nicki

Beadorigami said...

Beautiful necklace! I really dig the color combo you've chosen for this piece.