You can check our main Workshop for the
Bargello Pendant and Purse patterns and instructions if you haven't already. The Eagle
Shadow idea comes from the many motifs and designs in the Southwest depicting eagles
and shamans. This is my interpretation from the hundreds of designs I have seen in
jewelry, paintings, sculptures and business cards in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos, New
Mexico. It is contemporary and could be anything you would like it to represent.
There are three colors in the piece, the portion on the left,
Color 1, should be lighter and the portion on the right, Color 2, should be darker as if
it is receding. The outline, Color 3, can be any color that enhances the other 2 colors.
Bead & Color Recommendation: Delica Beads. Delicas give this
design a very defining appearance. Color 1 - gold, Color 2 - bronze or darker gold, Color
3 - dark brown.
Bead & Color Recommendation: Size 8 seed beads for a larger
pin/pendant. Color 1 - crystal silver lined, Color 2 - gold silver lined, Color 3 - dark
amethyst silver lined.
This is a basic form. You could make many variations to this
pattern using the same outline but adding more colors in each quadrant, such as 3 shades
of dark blue for Color 2 and 3 shades of green for Color 1, with the very middle of the
green being almost yellow giving it a luminous appearance. You can make the piece with 3
shades of one color which is always a winner. Experiment and see what happens.