I took another picture of a rug (see another rug palette entry here). There was a coffee table in the center, and furniture on the edges, but these pictures give you an idea. There is a medallion of the two blues in the center of this large square area run, and then geometric designs around it. Isn’t this a great rug?
So I took the colors, and with a few (4?) false starts, made a bracelet, a quick project to see how I like the colors. I like them better in the rug; I do like the colors together, but think it would be better in a larger piece where the blocks of color are more substantial — probably not jewelry.
Also, this is a variant on a spiral rope (my own, as far as I know), but making the core/base out of cube beads doesn’t work. It needs the curves of a rounded bead for the beads to move smoothly against each other and curve around a wrist. It looks much better flat than curved. To some extent, I can smooth the curve by running a firm finger on the inside, but jewelry should just be worn, not constantly adjusted. I didn’t try curving it until I was half done — sure, it felt a little stiff. Lesson learned, shape the piece as if wearing it earlier in the process!