Wire and Beads

I finally “threw caution to the wind” grabbed a spool of 28 ga. Artistic Wire, an interesting collection of beads, and began randomly stringing 450+ beads.   The stringing happened over a few days, in between sewing a skirt from my pattern sloper, which by the way fits perfectly.  I digress for a minute…

I decided to line the skirt, and for the first time, use a Hong Kong finish for the seams cutting my own bias strips out of silk taffeta.

After the random order of beads were on the wire, I faced the hardest part of casting on with wire.

Knitting With Wire #3

 

I took a deep breath and got in my zen place and relaxed.  I let the wire do the work and realized I could bend the wire any which way I wanted.  At first, I wasn’t sure I liked the unevenness of the knitting and texture of the different sizes and shapes of beads.

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The more I knitted…the more I began to like the piece.

Knitting With Wire #5

 

The advantage of knitting with wire provides a perfect opportunity for manipulating the surface.  The sculptural possibilities are endless.

Author: knitorious

I live in a world of mixed media, primarily focused on yarn and fabric. Currently, I'm exploring the world of fashion design, specifically dart manipulation along with bead embroidery. I enjoy translating my work through the use of photography.