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I feel like I haven’t been that productive lately, so I wanted to get into the studio today and make a couple of things. I decided to pick a bead artist, look at my stash for that artist, and pick something out. I chose Tracee Dock of The Classic Bead. I had so many good pendants! But today the polka dots spoke to me.

I decided to try some colorful chain. I had some rosary chain with several of the dot colors, but it was missing purple, and that felt really glaring to me. I recently got a variety of beautiful chain from Yvonne Irvin-Faus of My Elements. It included a mottled purple color, so I got that out. Perfect! 

I still had the rosary chain on my table. I decided to use one of the beads to bring out the other dominant color in the pendant by using it as a dangle. This is a fun one.

Also on my bead table was a resin piece I made last weekend. I had a connector bezel and asked my brother-in-law to draw something in his style to put in it. I love how it looks (I’ve asked him to do more for other bezels.)

I planned to use it in a bracelet, so I got out some other components. I used two Earthenwood square connectors in the same colorway and a round Lillypilly Designs wooden bead with a similar swirly design.

I also included some Vintaj pieces and a clear vintage plastic bead. On the square Vintaj component, I added a little Vintaj dragonfly charm I had pantinaed and a Scorched Earth on Etsy ceramic charm. While I often like bright colors, I love the subtle coloring in this.