I thought I would share my process for creating a freeform necklace. This necklace will be for Jeanne, who recently won a Feathered Fibers Blog Challenge. I asked Jeanne to choose the color palette she wanted and she picked “jewel-tone” palette.
First step is to organize the beads into 5 jewel-tone colors and make a “bead soup” or collection of similar colored beads. Here are the first three colors- teal, blue and purple:
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For this project, I will start with these 3 colors and create freeform beaded sections using each bead soup shown above. I plan to share more info later on, so stay posted. You may also subscribe to my blog so you do not miss the progression of this project.
Anyway, I may extend the palette into the magenta range and adding green-ish blue bead soups. I thought I would just start with the first three colors and see how the piece evolves and whether I keep the palette simpler.
I often work this way, starting somewhere and adding to it until it “feels” right. This is a very intuitive way to create, but it seems to work for me. I would like to know what creative projects you all are working on, too. Please leave a comment and link, if you wish to share. Thanks! Carla