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I'm a middle aged mother of 2 grown children and wife to a man who doesn't seem to mind my almost heroin-like yarn addiction. I spend my time writing, knitting, and generally stressing out.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Not Knitting - More Beads

During our last Michael's excursion, M picked out some beads she especially liked. These chunks of clear-ish smooth crystal were some she especially liked. I have to confess, I didn't really know what to do with them because of their irregular shape. Also, they're clear-ish, so I really wanted to have some sort of pop of color in there.

I ended up stringing them, along with some dark beer bottle colored round beeds and some slightly smaller round amber beads. And then I threw in some seed beads that were lighter than the dark beads, but darker than the light ones. This brought out the amber-ish color in some of the chunks and also highlighted their irregular shapes with the symetry of the other beads.

Then, I had some of these beads left over, so I thought I'd put them together and make some dangly earrings, too. The earrings have the amber beads, the seed beads, and the chunky beads. They're very dynamic.

I like the overall look of this set, too. I have some creamy jade chunks that I think might work really well, using this same technique.


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