Monday, November 12, 2012
Pink Flamingos - more birdy beady goodness.
So we have here, a flamboyance of Flamingos. Ole!
Most of the use the same pattern - but you can see that by flipping the pattern and/or changing the colous, you can make it your own design. (Click on an image if you want to see them in even more detail!)
This one is by Marty Measel of Florida. This is Peyote stitch, using delicas (as are most of these). Notice the tube shape of the beads makes them fit together nicely. The white beads outlining the wings, however, are not Delicas - they are a round seedbead. The change in shape as well as colour makes them stand out a bit more and adds dimension.
This version by Gayle Meckem, Washington, has flipped the pattern for a nice variation.
Julie Ochsner, of Nebraska, has also used matte beads to make the flamingo stand out from her background.
Hope you enjoyed seeing these. They are all squares about 1.5 inches on a side, so you see far more detail here than you would in life. Hope you can stop by the store and check them out in person!