I’ve made a couple more fans, and did some temporary stringing. This is the general idea, with fans of beads and these stained glass components. I’ll likely reverse the fans so that the wide side is nearest the pendant. The fans incorporate different colors of size 11 seed beads, and I’ll try various layouts to make it balanced, but not symmetrical.
So here are options that I’m considering for the fans. I can overlap/crowd them (the two on the left), or separate them (the two on the right). I can string the dark ab seed beads between the size 8 chartreuse green beads like the one on the right — or not, like the others.
Part of the requirements of the Beading for a Cure project is that I use all the beads that come in the kit. If I use the dark seed beads as separators/spacers, I have used that bead. There are two 4mm Swarovski bicones, which I will string between the fans. The rose montees will be used like the image below (glued? wired?). The beading wire will be crimped on the loops soldered on the stained glass.
Finally, these are the beads remaining. I *think* I have the rose montees figured out. The lampwork bead will be a counterbalance on the back. The 3mm jonquil Swarovskis and the black hex beads do not yet have a home, but will find one with the lampwork if necessary. The yellow of the Swarovskis is very light, and lost if I string them between the fans. The hex beads have incredibly sharp edges, and I don’t want to use them IN the fans because they will cut the thread.
I’d love to have any comments about the combining of the fans – use the dark seed bead between the 8s or not? Crowd the fans, or separate them? I’ll make more fans, and see what happens.