Independent co-design, design collision, design overlap, whatever we may call it, it happens. I do think certain stitches, CRAW being one of them lend themselves to certain shapes and those classic shapes are bound to be explored by different designers simultaneously.
In last years master class one of the shapes we explored was what I inelegantly referred to as a CRAW pendant. The shape was elongated and came to a point.
You see it above in pink, in bronze and in green. It's a handy little shape. Below you see it pressed into design action by Sandy Brock as well as Victoria Henson and Monica Powell. Here you see pretty distinctly different designs on the far left and far right.
Yesterday I worked up a pretty little pendant, using the original shape and extending it with two more tiers of points. It's pretty, but a little underwhelming. I did get to thinking though that if I were to make the same component about 18 more times it would make quite the dramatic necklace. I happened to be chatting with another beader and shot off a photo of what I had come up with. Crazee! was her response as she shot back a photo of an amazingly similar piece.
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