In case you’ve missed my other posts, I’m taking part in a bead-along organized by Jean Power for National Beading Week. An amazing 4000+ beaders have signed up for the bead-along – kudos to Jean, this must have taken some organizing! It’s a great feeling being part of something so big, knowing that beaders around the country – and probably around the world – are working on the same thing as you each day. I’ve been popping onto the Facebook page regularly to see some of the work others have been doing and I’m really enjoying seeing all the different colours schemes that have been chosen.
So here we are on Day 3 and another lovely pendant design – I had no idea what the 9 Superduos were going to be used for so this was a nice surprise. And yes, another change of plan! I chose matte grey for my size 11 seed beads and, while I think Jean intended for the flowers to be different, in colours as well as in construction, I felt that this one was just too far away from the other two. So I added a Metallic Abalone Iris seed bead to the tip of each petal on the second round to provide a ‘link’ to the others. I like that they’re individual flowers but I don’t want one to be the odd one out.