Indecision is the enemy of creativity.
This is my seemingly unscalable mountain in beading. Indecision has directed a series of challenges that have resulted in a lot of unfinished projects for me. Many times I knew what I wanted in a general way but I either became frustrated in the process or couldn't decide what to do next. I was determined that this piece would not end like that.
For this hop, I decided to rummage through some of my stash and let IT speak to me. I ended up gravitating toward an old German glass pendant I picked up in Nashville while visiting Lindsay Starr (of Phantasm Creations).
After hours of embroidering and ripping out stitches, it dawned on me that the only way to replicate the wheat-look I saw in my mind's eye was to use bugles! I have NO idea why it took me so long to realize this...but you know how sometimes you get stuck in a single vein of thinking and when you finally step back, you realize...*light bulb*!
I continued the 15s around the outside of the pendant until I had encased the majority of the wheat motif and promptly realized that I didn't have enough room for the bottom portion I drew on my sketch. Oops. Ultimately. I realized that trying to cut out, back the piece, and finish the edges would have been impossible with the original design.
I did eventually figure out how to finish the bottom of the necklace before I stopped. I intend to finish with black faceted beads and silver Czech beads for the strap...but, alas, this must be for another day. Here is what I have to this point:
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