Due to a last minute cancellation, I was lucky enough to take one of Jean Power's geometric beadwork classes through the Bead Society of Greater New York this past weekend. We worked on her Rick-Rack Bangle and Crystal Flower. We also got a sneak preview of some of the projects in her second geometric beadwork book and I can say that her fans are in for a treat when it is published.
|Here is Jean explaining a process.|
|A variation of her Rick Rack Bangle|
|Some of Jean's Crystal Flowers|
|More of her geometric beadwork|
I was a little apprehensive about taking Jean's class because I don't do a lot of peyote stitch so I was gobsmacked to find out how simple-as in elegant and efficient-Jean has made her Rick Rack design. I relaxed and had fun with the class. Some of us started on a whole Rick Rack bangle and some of us took the principle and made a flower.
|Here are some of our projects at the end of class.|
|This is my version of Jean's Crystal Flower (the 2nd project). I decided to see what would happen if you added a 3rd level of petals. I wish I had a lavender bead in place of the crystal on the edge but I had no time to order anything.|