Houndstooth Beadwork

Red and white houdstooth beadwork and gray leather choker necklace with pewterNavy and white houdstooth beadwork and metalic white leather choker necklace with pewterBlue and white houdstooth beadwork and metalic white leather bracelet with pewterFor a long time I wanted to capture the houndstooth fabric pattern in beadwork design, and finally had enough time to do it. Once again, the mathematical side of my mind came to help. I used Excel spreadsheet with merging cells to develop a flat peyote pattern (not a trivial task because the beads overlap so that a regular grid would not do). The additional challenge was that the pattern had to be exactly 40 rows to fit around the regular Regaliz leather strip. After a couple of trial and error attempts, here it is, perfected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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