I’ve begun experimenting with my Beading for a Cure beads, which will be auctioned for charity next spring. The rules are simple — at least one of each of the kit beads must be used, and only one non-kit bead may be added. Here are this kit’s beads — 2 8s, 3 11s, 3 15s, a bugle, long magatamas, 4 Swarovski beads, and 2 firepolish. This year’s kit was supplied by Beyond Beadery:
Nice colors. I think I’d like to add something lighter. First try:
The champagne colored Swarovskis do lighten the palette, but they’re not very exciting.
This vintage glass cab might work, but the flashes of color don’t quite tie into the other colors as much as I’d like.
What I think I’m going to use:
These are vintage Cherry brand cabochons. I think they were made in West Germany in the 1940s. I have them in two sizes, and I may use both. AND, since these aren’t beads, I can still add a color — I think a yellow or gold, to go with the brightest colors in the cabs. I have an idea for a necklace, so it’s time to start experimenting.