Since joining the Etsy Beadweavers Street Team my toolbox of techniques has gotten bigger and bigger. I've learned new stitches, been motivated to bead my own closures, and been challenged to push myself.
There has been a lot of talk in the past month or so about how one goes about making a freeform piece. One of our own, Claire, has made a series of posts on freeform, using a bracelet she made as an example. Here is the first of those posts.
This among other things have inspired me to create my first deliberately freeform bracelet. A lot of my work has some elements of freeform, in that I pick out the beads and let them take me to a finished product. However, a pattern usually emerges very quickly. With this bracelet, I very deliberately stayed away from a regular pattern. I thoroughly enjoy how the wooden beads interact with the silvery glass beads. I just might have to make a freeform necklace using the same palette..
Here's to more freeform fun!