I keep saying I'm going to keep up this blog, then I get busy on projects and stuff and it gets by me.
Anyway, here I am. I'm posting this mainly for some of my Etsy friends who are venturing into freeform for the first time.
Here's the start of my newest freeform creation. The safety pin is where one end of the clasp will go -- I keep it there so I can keep the bracelet oriented the way I want it.
As you can see, I've already used beads in several different sizes, styles, shapes and I've incorporated one of the 3 focal pieces that will be in the final product.
I started, as usual, by picking my focals, then choosing a generalized color scheme to go with them. Next, I beaded around the focals -- in this case, this piece of dichoric glass, a pretty green agate, and a piece of pale green sea-glass. There's one other small dichroic, which I haven't beaded yet -- and may or may not be incorporated. Depends how things go.
I do not have any pattern, but this is not totally random. Once I have the focals beaded -- each one with different beads, but in coordinating colors, I rummage through my bead stash and just toss the ones I think will 'go' onto my already crowded work space.
- chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
- I love to create one of a kind jewelry that is unique, different, and of course, beautiful. I work with several techniques and materials. I do wire wrapping, metal working, and beadweaving. Much of my work is for sale at my Etsy shop and my Zibbet shop (see link at the bottom of this profile.) You can also contact me directly. I have much more than is displayed in either shop. You can contact me through e-mail. I accept payment through PayPal. I'll also be happy to work with you on custom orders. Just tell me what you want and I'll try to accommodate. And thanks for looking! *Please note that these are my original designs and are copyrighted. Please do not copy my designs. Thank you for your artisic integrity and consideration. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ http://www.clairecreations.etsy.com http://www.zibbet.com/clairecreations