Brilliant Knit Beads with Betsy Hershberg »
InstructionsI used an acrylic tubing through the beads and the knitted tube to create an armature, it keeps the shape of the tube and allows a slightly heavier bead mix.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Outdoorsy, Whimsical, Casual
Hand dyed lace weight merino, beadsoup, acrylic tubing, wooden beads.
What was your inspiration?
I love using texture and sea inspired colours and shapes for my wearable artwork. I experimented with an organic beadsoup, this is the messy sea snake that I unpicked with slightly more patterning and less randomness in the bead placement.
What are you most proud of?
Knitting can be quite measured and linear, particularly if one knits with beads and uses patterns. I wanted to create an organic look that still had balance.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I used a 4mm acrylic tube through the beads and the knitwork, this works really well if your beads are a bit heavier, or you want to put some beaded or wrapped strips around some of the knitted components. It gives a good shape and is easy to push through.