Hi--I'm a beadweaver located in Panama City, FL. Here I'm trying to put down where my ideas are headed, and what I'm working on creatively. You can see more of my work at emiliepritchard.com
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Circles of pearls
I've been playing some with freshwater pearls lately. I made the first, larger circle using cubic RAW, alternating cubes with triangular forms to get the curve you need to make a circle. My intent was for it to be the focal of a pendant. I didn't like how much thread showed. Part of the problem, I think, was that, because the pearls are quite a light gray, I used white fireline instead of black, and I think that was a mistake. The black would have disappeared into the shadows of the pearls better than the white. Still, in either color, there's a lot of thread. The second one was done (with black fireline) using the hexagon as a base, as I learned from the beaded molecules blog. It's smaller, but I like it much better. I like the openness of it. Also, if I were making a series of them for a necklace, which I probably will do, the weight is less (54 pearls instead of 65), which I prefer.