So this project that I'm working on and trying to figure out how to bring it all together has been put on the back burner ... for now.
Photos above and below ... I call them Starflowers, they're a beaded flower and it took me a while to figure out how I could use them. I had already fabricated the beaded spiral rope (which is a pattern I love to make) and I wanted to make a second strand to compliment it but wanted something very different. The Starflower came to mind and after some manipulation I figured out how to connect three of them for a focal point
Photo above and below ... The one wonderful thing about these Starflowers is that they are reversible, if you use different beads for the backside. I think it should be a nice contrast and yet still compliment the basic spiral rope.
Now I just need some time to figure out what I wish to do about the necklace sides for the Starflower strand. I think I would like it to be a little smaller (thinner) than the spiral rope. Hopefully I will be able to work on it more tomorrow, if John is feeling better.
Most of us know that when it comes to opinions and suggestions regarding jewelry designs, husbands are NO help at all, at least mine isn't. I show him a piece that I just made and he gets this blank expression on his face like he's thinking; "What am I supposed to do with that?" Then he usually says something like; "That's nice dear."
So if you have any suggestions regarding the sides of the Starflower necklace I would love to hear them as right now I am so undecided that I feel confused.