Towards the end of last year, I participated in a swap on All About Beads. I haven’t participated in a materials swap for a while as most specify no seed beads — and that’s really what I like best. This one was a spiral swap, and I sent out some blue, tan, and cream beads. From Marilee, I got some great earth tones:
I wanted to bring out the coral lining in the beads on the left, and make the green cast stronger, so I added those two beads. When I added those two, the triangles didn’t work as well as I’d hoped. I removed them, and added a light colored size 8 core bead.
Marilee sent a lot of beads, so I’m making a double spiral necklace, probably about 16-18″ long. (The colors are truer in this second picture. I’m going to get better at this!)