Sunday, 7 December 2014

How a mistake can be a design element

A while ago I made a little dragonfly pendent from Swarovski elements and crystals.  I needed a necklace to hang it on and decided to attempt the Russian Spiral  from Seed Bead Stitching by Beth Stone.



I messed it up.  The design uses size 8/0 and size 11/0 seed beads.  Size 8/0 is the larger bead.  I got them confused and so my spiral turned out larger, and less spirally...  I noticed about a third of the way in, so thought I'd have a go at doing it the right way round to make a kind of focal point.



I really like it!  I prefer the smaller spiral, both the way it looks and the colours (I know they're the same colours, but the white stands out more in this central part), but overall I like the change between the chunkier spiral and the more delicate one.



My only issue now is that I don't have any clothes that gold goes with!  Why did I choose that colour scheme?



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13 comments:

Pamela said...

It turned out great! I think these colors will go with anything.

Christine said...

That is really pretty!

Sarah in Stitches said...

It's lovely! Great job :D

Melody said...

the result looks very beautiful

Rachel said...

Gold goes with everything!

Shirlee Fassell said...

It's lovely! Your " mistake" suits your dragonfly. It will look nice on any dark solid color.

Flickenstichlerin said...

Lovely neclace, it looks good with the smaller spiral.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Christine Altmiller said...

What a great "mistake"! It really looks like you did it all on purpose to properly support that fantastic dragonfly :-)

Sandra :) said...

A perfect design decision!

Una said...

I love the chunky effect. It was a happy mistake.

CeLynn said...

Maybe you have a friend (or your mum) that you have not yet made a Christmas gift for...I agree the "flaw" turned out to be a beautiful design element!

Jane Galley said...

Looks good, maybe it's an excuse to buy a new outfit

margaret said...

your mistake has worked so well and shows off the dragonfly well, maybe you choose these colours so you could buy something new to wear it with