Friday, April 3, 2009

Herringbone Weave

It's snowing like crazy here in Jackson Hole, so I'm hoping to hop on the skis one or two more times before the mountain closes for the season. And mext Monday (ohhhhh, it's only in 3 days!!!) we're off to India - I'm so excited! I hope I would be able to find some nice beads or maybe more! And the food! And the weather! And the colours! And the jewellery! And I will stop right here, cause I don't want to break the exclamation button!!! !! ! !! !!!

But that's not what I wanted to write about - this blog is about jewellery (if you want to see pictures from India, you have to go to our travel site and I wanted to tell you about my new discovery:

Herringbone weave!
To be precise, I didn't discover herringbone weave right now, I had a tutorial for it for a while, just didn't try it out... so the discovery is that I CAN DO IT!

I tried one pair of earrings - and then I just threw myself into it. So this can essentially be called Earrings Craze no. 2!

If you like the weave, you can try it too - Eni Oken, an amazing jewellery artist and teacher, is offering the technique free on
Warning: you might like it too much!

Just a simple combination with pink freshwater pearls - I made these also with black pearls (even nicer), but didn't take a pic, because I was wearing them at the moment... lame excuse, you'll see them some other time anyway, because they're MINE!

Pink freashwater pearls again - this time with silver beads added:

This pair is for my Mum, she likes coral and bought a necklace and a bracelet, but didn't have earrings to go with that:

You might have noticed that I really like Czech firepolished beads (well, I'm Czech after all, it's a matter of pride for sure), and they look really good with the weave too!

Lava Stone Earrings:

Black Peas in a Pod:

Silver Square Beads - trapped in the weave
(the beads are rounded squares sizes 4mm and 5mm):

The possibilities are limitless and by choosing different gauges of wire you can modify the look from very polished and smooth to chunky and bold.


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  2. Wow! Your skills are fast developing by the day. I am really enjoying following your blog and seeing all the different techniques you are learning. I haven't tried the herringbone weave yet but I think you have done a GREAT job.
    Kristin :)
    p.s. - I edited my last comment because when I re-read it I realised it didn't sound as positive as I meant it to be!!!

  3. Thank, Kathleen! I don't want to sound smug, but I really like these too. The weave just looks like it's complicated, but you can make some impressive designs with that.

  4. Hey Misa, I concur with Kristin. You did a GREAT job on all of these. I have that tutorial too and have not tried it yet.

    Jackson Hole, good for you. Beautiful place, I love the Tetons. Hope you had some great skiing. Enjoy the rest of your travels.

  5. I like everything!! Amazing work!!

  6. You did wonderfully with the Herringbone weave. It is one of my favorite weaves too.
    Thanks for the follow.