Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Who cares if it’s raining!

Working out the chain design - elements laid roughly in place
Beading in bright colours is guaranteed to banish the winter blues. It may be a wet and miserable Tuesday in January, but my work table is covered with gorgeous little glass cube beads in bright primary colours. I’m putting together the chain for the Klimt necklace this morning and have decided that herringbone stitch elements, combined with cubes will tie in nicely with the rest of the necklace.



I thought carefully about how I needed to suspend it from the chain, bearing in mind that I have a different edging to the plain one I thought I might originally use.  A bail at the top is no longer the best option. Also I want the chain to hang in a circle, and not form a V, so I will need to tension it when I string all the elements together. It’s tough being a perfectionist!

I’ve also made some daisies from amber coloured dagger beads which (eventually) I will combine with an enormous woven flower in deep purple shades.

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