So far at least I don't think I have found an ab2x crystal that I don't like, and chrysolite opal is one that I love. I'm having to focus on illustration at the moment, yesterday finishing up myTucson timeless elegance bracelet class, so this project is one ellipse away from coming together....
Perhaps this evening I will get to see it come into the form I am imagining. Jamie used this chrysolite ab2x combination with dorado and bronze for her dream keeper vessel ring, but I forgot the opal part and ordered plain chrysolite. It's still darn pretty though. These are reversible with the other side being a luscious frosted aqua seed bead you can see peeking out the bottom, and that pinky gold metallic seed bead I love so much.
For the record, I used one G instead of fire line and I'm ok with it. I don't know if there is the perfect thread....There was a day I loved silamide and I may try that on for size again. Nymo is the one thread I just can't work with. I seem to fray and shred it somewhere in the first few stitches. Yes, yes I have the cones, but sticking to black and white is more challenging when RAW is your go to stitch and the thread is more showy then in peyote or brick or ladder or most other stitches.
What's your current thread of choice, and if you're inclined what are it's best characteristics?
I'm off to the LA gift show with friends tomorrow. I've never been and there isn't anything I need, and I'll be in Tucson in two weeks, but it is an opportunity to spend the day laughing and getting out and about and off the computer. My neck will thank me. Saturday is forecasted to be raining which will be the perfect weather for indoor focus when I will return to book illustration. There is one waiting for me that I predict is going to be challenging. Sometimes the biggest challenge is trying to show the process simply .....I hope that seems obvious to me when I sit down to do it.