PterylaeDesigns

home of finely threaded art

Portland, Oregon · 206 Sales

PterylaeDesigns

home of finely threaded art

Portland, Oregon 206 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(53)

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Here's a little description about my work:
Every piece begins with an acrylic or plexi-glass tile that I cut and bevel the edges.
Thread is then wrapped tightly around the tile one thread at a time in perpendicular or parallel layers and knotted in the back.
Most of the threads I use are cotton, rayon, or metallic embroidery floss, but I will use regular sewing thread, or whatever material seems like a good addition.
The appearance is of a complex woven pattern, although it is all done with a well-planned layering process.
Most of my inspiration will come from color first, balance second, and pattern third.

Once finished, the piece is completely sealed using a painted on thin coat of polycrylic, with special attention to the knots and edges, to ensure sustainability against weather and every day wear and tear. The end bond is strong yet light enough to allow the piece to show the true feel and beauty of the textile. I can personally vouch for many years of use without worry.

You may always contact me directly to set up a custom order if you have a specific color or pattern in mind.
Also if you have specific requests such as buying only a part of a jewelry set (earrings or pendant alone); would like a pendant without a chain; or art piece without a frame, let me know and I can set up that item for you here as a custom order.

Or if you live in the Portland area, come on down to the Portland Saturday Market, where I sell every weekend the Market is open!

Always let me know if there are any questions you have or anything else I can help you with!
Thanks so much for your interest in my work.

-Adam

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 28, 2016

You've entered the website of Pterylae Designs, thanks for coming!

Here's a little description about my work:
Every piece begins with an acrylic or plexi-glass tile that I cut and bevel the edges.
Thread is then wrapped tightly around the tile one thread at a time in perpendicular or parallel layers and knotted in the back.
Most of the threads I use are cotton, rayon, or metallic embroidery floss, but I will use regular sewing thread, or whatever material seems like a good addition.
The appearance is of a complex woven pattern, although it is all done with a well-planned layering process.
Most of my inspiration will come from color first, balance second, and pattern third.

Once finished, the piece is completely sealed using a painted on thin coat of polycrylic, with special attention to the knots and edges, to ensure sustainability against weather and every day wear and tear. The end bond is strong yet light enough to allow the piece to show the true feel and beauty of the textile. I can personally vouch for many years of use without worry.

You may always contact me directly to set up a custom order if you have a specific color or pattern in mind.
Also if you have specific requests such as buying only a part of a jewelry set (earrings or pendant alone); would like a pendant without a chain; or art piece without a frame, let me know and I can set up that item for you here as a custom order.

Or if you live in the Portland area, come on down to the Portland Saturday Market, where I sell every weekend the Market is open!

Always let me know if there are any questions you have or anything else I can help you with!
Thanks so much for your interest in my work.

-Adam

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Thread Wrapped Dark Brown and Blue Jewelry Set
$35.00
Thread Wrapped Dark Teal / Sea Green with Gray
$35.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(53)
elojavros

elojavros on Dec 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Buying artwork online is a strange and risky business, but this piece is fantastic. Engaging design, skilled execution, and great colors.

elojavros

elojavros on Dec 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Really interesting jewelery. The item looks exactly like the photos, feels very robust and solid, and was well packed and shipped with care.

AddiDesu

AddiDesu on Aug 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My father is enamored with this piece - thank you for helping me find a perfect birthday gift for him!

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