SPECIAL TREATMENTS FOR LARGE OR FOCAL BEADS
Posted on February 15 2018
This situation can prevent us from appreciating the historical and cultural merits of important beads.
I’m not saying that necklaces with large and complicated designs cannot be absolutely fascinating of course. I'll take a chance and show you how I might use large beads in a necklace.
Mixing large numbers of beads, especially if they are big or of different types is tricky and one of the pitfalls for the new designer.
Extravagant designs can have practical business consequences too, especially if you consign your work to galleries. You have invested time and money and so often, a piece can sit in that gallery for weeks, even months. With little and only occasional money coming in, you may not be able to budget for replacements to sustain such extravagant design habits!
There are more creative and rewarding ways to go.
Some beads are so magnificent that they can stand on their own and carry a piece of jewelry that needs few other elements from your inventory. Dare to be Simple is the name of one of my design series and that series is needing constant new beads.Yes, so simple, but you'd be surprised at how many people just want the color.
I’ve been experimenting, making large pins with some of my beads. They seem to go to those who live in a cold climate and want a kilt-sized pin to hold a large shawl in place. How about a key ring? I drew this years ago to make a point.