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Just Playing

December 31, 2014 , In: Beadwork, General
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Happy New Year’s Eve to one and all!!  It has been such a busy month for all of us so I though I would just show you how I play with my beads with no real plan in mind other than an inspiration piece.

Yes the December component of the month was my inspiration. So I pulled out all my coordinating beads and started playing with them.

First I started just seeing what a chain would look like

Interesting possibilities but they just didn’t do what I wanted.  Then I thought of components.

I like the little snowflake with the rivoli in it very much.  I did not like the way the hex pyramid sat so that got torn apart.

I love these little tri beads and this chain just kinda took on a life of its own.  I love it.

You will have to wait until the the reveal of the component challenge on the 3rd of January to see what I finally decided on.  I will tell you that I ended up with 2 separate designs and a morph of a third.

How do you like to design?  Do you sometimes just wing it?

Kristen Stevens

Kristen Stevens has always been a crafter of sorts.  Cross stitch, quilting, quilling, knitting, and since 2009 totally addicted to seed beads.  Then the discovery of art beads added to the addiction.  She has been complimented on her unique approach to blend colors, shapes and inspiration from the art beads and nature. She has also been writing her own tutorials. 
  1. Reply

    Gorgeous. Isn't it JUST WONDERFUL to let the beads talk to us, to show us how they could be. Bravo!

  2. Reply

    Very pretty and perfect for this time of year! Love the design.

  3. Reply

    Great job Kristen.

  4. Reply

    Lovely beads and bracelet!

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