Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tetris Necklaces

8-bit has never looked so good!

These little guys have been in the making for a while now - on and off for the past 6 months or so. I really wanted to show each one off as soon as I was done with it, but I felt it would be best to "release" them as a set.
This idea has been in the making (in my head) for YEARS now...I just didn't know how I was going to pull it off until I started working with right-angle-weave, the perfect stitch for this geometric endeavor. It wasn't until I started weaving (in size 11 toho beads) that I fully understood what an endeavor it would be. This truly was a labor of love...the entire set together took me approximately 40 hours - that's almost an entire "work" week! Worth the time, though. They are all structurally sound - these babies are not hollow. They are built up layer by layer - you can't really SEE the beads woven in the center, but they are there...and that what makes the piece strong and able to hold its shape.
Because I really wanted the shapes to be the total eye catcher, I finished these necklaces off by stringing them on illusion cord - so that the shape appears to be "floating" on your neck.
After spending a good part of the weekend finishing up the last one, I'm ready to work on something a little less rigid!


Now available in my Etsy shop:

"T" Shape

"L" Shape

"I" Shape

"S" Shape

"Square" Shape

8 comments:

Three Fates said...

These are so cool!!!!

Nancy said...

Wow, that's an awesome idea:) Love it.

tstreasures said...

No wonder it took you so long...WOW..right angle weave with 11 seed beads all stacked up. I bow to your patience! Great job too.

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Really, really cool. I think you have a wonderful idea there.

Meghann said...

DUDE! Those are so cool, great job!!

storybeader said...

neat! Didn't see the cord at first. Great for people's names and such. Special order, here they come!

DECA Candle and Bath said...

Wow, those are so cool!

Mom said...

Oh my gosh. These are so cute. I love them. I love Tetris. I'm out of practice, but in my day I was really good.