Tuesday, December 16, 2014

KISS - Akoya


KISS - keep it simple silly!

I really enjoying doing tangle patterns that look difficult but when you break them down they are deceptively simple. So when the Diva challenged us to 'keep it simple' , I decided I wanted to do one of the hard looking - but simple, tangles.

Sandy Hunter had a recent blog post with this tangle that she has named Akoya. This tangle is mostly made up of small orbs. It reminds me of Tipple but her way of doing this gives a lovely twisty effect. She has the step outs on her blog - just click HERE.

I was inspired by the season to see this as a wreath and add a gneiss star inside (with more orbs!). Now I'm off to do some wrapping of presents!

21 comments:

  1. Very beautiful. It could be a beaded bracelet too! Thanks for the link.

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  2. very pretty pattern - love the circle - best of the season to you.

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  3. Yes, you're right Akoya makes a nice pattern.Lovely tile.Well done.

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  4. Very lovely and seasonal. Thanks for the link! Happy Merry!

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  5. Elegantly simple and it resonates with the season-----speaking of which----I hope yours is merry and bright. :)

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  6. Very pretty tile - it looks like it could sit alongside your Christmas decor ^^

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Debbie

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  7. Beautiful. Happy Holidays and a happy New Year to you :)

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  8. Very nice tile, looks not really simple to do but I will try because it looks so beautiful :-)

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  9. oooo and ahhh....you must be kindred spirits with Wayne because he was doing this as a wreath for our collaboration next week! I watched him do it (he is the CZT in the family) and it is certainly much more simple than I would have thought. That's the beauty of zentangle ...if you are patient and practice you can achieve so much. Thanks for this inspiring creation!

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  10. Lovely, Sue and the shading is great! Have a great holiday!

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  11. Lovely serene tile with great shading!

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  12. Wonderful tile! Great shading!

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  13. Sehr schönes Motiv
    Schöne Weihnachten und ein schönes Neues Jahr

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  14. Lovely tile. Love the wreath and the star center.

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  15. You've inspired me to try that pattern; twists and wrapping are effects I like to try and this is lovely. Thank you for introducing it to me.

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  16. Like the shading. Have not tried Akoya yet. You did well with it. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  17. This is so nice, your linework is amazing.

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  18. Terrific tile, Sue. The shading adds much to it.
    Best Wishes for a Joyous Holiday Season and a Happy New Year.

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