Thursday, March 29, 2012

Atomic Snowflake Series

I started the Atomic Snowflake Series as an experiment. The green one  was the first design I came up with (which is why it is listed as 001 in my Artfire shop--I numbered them in the order I came up with the variations). It was developed while playing around with twin beads, and I liked it so much, I quickly ordered supplies in a full rainbow of colors to make more of them.

But then I got to thinking...what if I tried to create a variation for each color instead of simply duplicating the same design seven times? The result was a surprisingly varied series.

 I was pleased with how versatile the basic form is and the range of shapes I could get just from changing one or two elements. In a sense, this is also part of my larger effort to gain an understanding of how Hungarian beaded pendant designs function--since I used mainly techniques I have learned from Hungarian beaders to create these designs.

Note: all of these are currently up for sale in my Artfire Shop :) 

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