Sometimes when I want to make something, I just scroll through my Pinterest boards and see if something inspires me. Tonight it was this pin. I thought of some beads I have that wouldn’t have really looked anything like the inspiration, but that the inspiration made me think about.
I thought the flowery bead had more color in it and would have green, so the carved bead would work with it. After I decided they didn’t work together, I thought about these white beads I saw when looking for the green beads. What happened is what often happens – in looking for beads based on some inspiration, I find something else and put that together. So inspiration that just gets me looking through my beads is usually enough to help me make a piece when I don’t have a specific idea in mind.
I was thinking about different pendants, and then I saw the beaded bead sitting on my work table. I thought that would be a good accent. I also had an idea to use a blue and white clasp and thought of a Round Rabbit piece that is blue and white. The whites didn’t quite go, but I found this green pendant and thought back to the beaded bead. There are a million ideas and combinations!
In the end, I used the white beads, a Keith O’Connor tab, a beaded bead by Malin de Koning and a pendant by Nancy Adams. She has stopped making beads, but makes a lot of other cool stuff, so check out her shop, Round Rabbit.