Remember Goldilocks? Yeah, the picky little girl that goes into a strange house and has the nerve to complain about the food. This porridge is too hot and this porridge is too cold. yadayadayada. Well, I had a bit of sympathy for the kid when I tried out a couple ideas for the recent guild bead swap, Black and White Beads.
This one is too big, this one too gray, and this one too busy! Will I ever get anything "just right". NO, but there must be something closer to "just right" then these. Keep going and something will resonate right?
This half and half design was what I decided to make. It looked reasonably straightforward until I dropped a couple on the floor and the itty bitty black beads in the middle popped out. A coat of liquid polymer and hopefully they were good to go. Due to the uneven number of participants in the swap, I ended up making another set of 10 beads like the original bead, (above left), but smaller.
Here are 17 of the 18 total beads. You can see they fell into two general types. Those with flowers or fine intricate designs...
...and these, with more geometric and bold designs. I love 'em all. What a creative guild we have!
Hope you enjoy them too and are inspired to create some for yourself.