Geometric Beadweaving



I am absolutely crazy for geometric forms in jewelry, and according to the Pinterest boards, so is everybody else. Geometric jewelry is one hot trend that will carry into fall, and it's easy to incorporate into your collection.

A perfectly patterned piece can bring order to an otherwise disorganized outfit. On days I'm feeling a little shabby, putting on a sharp-angled architectural piece helps me feel pulled-together. So, I decided to put my own flare on two designs from the August/September issue of Beadwork.




Pulsating Diamonds necklace by Diane Fitzgerald
My earrings using Diane's design




I've been coveting a particular pair of seed bead earrings from my favorite designer chain for several months, and I found making just two of the components in Diane Fitzgerald's Pulsating Diamonds necklace would achieve the designer look I've been coveting. The easy pair of earrings I made with Diane's diamonds is perfect for wearing to the office or for an afternoon excursion in the mountains–and I am always complimented on them!




Heroine Necklace by Jean Power
My bracelet using Jean's design






Knowing I'm always compelled to pair statement earrings with an equally bold piece around my wrist, I thought I'd try to turn one of Jean Power's Heroine Necklace triangle links into an interesting bracelet focal. I'm a big fan of Jean's work, and her dramatic, sculptural projects inspire me. This triangle-link design is the perfect match for the diamond-shaped earrings. I made several more links to use as a necklace focal.




Use the comment section below to tell us about your newest jewelry designs!
How do you incorporate strong angles and symmetrical shapes into your projects?

Happy Beading!

Kate Wilson
Project Editor


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