OK, here is the start of the freeform beading project I am creating for my blog prize winner. She chose “jewel tone” color palette and I started by creating a 5 color jewel tone “bead soup” mixture. Here is a photo revealing the first 3 bead soup mixtures created:
I extended the above color palette, and you can see the direction the project is taking:
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I envision a lovely jewel tone blended necklace, with colors blending from one color to another. I will continue to add more freeform beading until the main part of the necklace is completed.
The side straps will be more structured, perhaps in a darker color palette so that the focal point is the center section I show in the above photo. It helps if you are able to “see” the finished project in your head.
I hope you are enjoying the progress of this necklace and seeing the various stages. I may decide to make myself a second freeform necklace to wear, too.
Take care, Carla