Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Diane Symonanis


Artist: Diane Symonanis
E-mail: dlsw@sbcglobal.net

Beading technique / materials: 67" Bead crochet lariat, using size 11 seed beads, silver beads, glass beads and the always adorable Jangles beads.

This was the first bead crochet lariat I ever made and it was totally inspired by the Jangles bead color palette. It took me 2 days to string the beads and 2 weeks to crochet it! (I'm happy to say I've gotten faster with experience.)

I am a member of the Oak Park Women's Exchange artist and crafters cooperative in Oak Park, IL.

5 comments:

  1. I love this necklace Diane...How on earth did you get the beads to blend from one color to the next?
    Jennifer

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  2. That's awesome! And quite the inspiration - bead crochet is on my list of things to do (granted, it's somewhere around #15 at this point...seriously - I have a list so I don't keep getting WAY off track)....But, I love the lariat and definitely want to try it out!!

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  3. Katie,
    You should definitely take a class. i tried to learn by book for a couple of years and never could figure it out. Finally signed up for a class and I had it that night. It's time consuming but very meditative. Of course my crochets have always been pretty basic.
    Jennifer

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  4. Yeah - I have a book and a basic know-how of crochet, but I still think I will need to sit with someone to get the ball rolling...

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  5. That is so amazing...all those little beads...it makes my head spin to think of the talent and time it took to put that all together! I love it!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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