I combined a variety of blue and white seed beads, including some destash selections: Ceylon pearl 6/o, white 4mm cubes, sapphire hex cuts, and a new strand of blue cat eye rectangles that were left over from some custom work. I had a little trouble deciding on a pattern for the herringbone beaded bead, because I didn’t want similar colors too close together. In the end, I had to place the pearl and white beads together, but I like the contrast of finishes.
The elemental pendant series is turning out to be a great outlet for leftover beads, and a fun way to combine colors and themes. So far I’ve got Light, Earth, Fire, and Ice. Rather than focus on just the four elements, I’m taking a more fantastic approach, and drawing on all the different incarnations of nature. The possibilities and options are very inspiring. Before the weather does turn white, I’d like to tackle Flora and Water.
While I was stitching the pendant, I set up the camera and put together a little inspiration video, to complement last week’s herringbone tutorial. This time I added some captions for a little filler, and I think it is an improvement over my first sped-up beading video. I’d like to do more variations on this theme - any suggestions?
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