Does color come naturally to you? I find that I can even when picking out a palette which I'm clearly happy with, I mean who can go wrong with bronze, olive, gold and a touch of pink....it's just not that simple. Placement makes a huge difference, even in a small component, changing out a crystal for a pearl, choosing the bright gold seed versus the dark metallic, pink on the edge or pink just below the pearl, they all make a difference. And then I start to confuse myself...I like the top of this one, but the bottom of this one.....one more sample....but what if? And the prototyping goes on.
Now I know because I've asked, that for some of us that the choices are clear, but it just doesn't always work that way for me. I am highly visual and I often have to see how the beads are going to interact. It's not always just color either, the size or shape or finish I choose all contribute to the overall effect.
So you know what I've decided for this one? Each component will be different! Makes it really difficult to kit, and to write directions for placement, but it makes a great sample for classes and I will love doing it.
I have an idea for a large piece with these, so keeping the tedious factor down will be served by changing up each component.
It's been a wonderful week with a mix of knitting, crochet, beading, friends and keeping up with the to do's of the business. There are photos to send and supply lists for future classes, some ordering to be done and some kits to be shipped, but all in all it's a pretty low key week where I can steal some hours for puttering about. The weather has been about as perfect as one could ask for, clear, low 80's but with a gentle breeze. It's the time of year that we live on the veranda and as we watch the landscaping from last year fill in and the potted succulents and ferns on the veranda surround us with greenery, we feel very content to be at home.