Although I love putting together trios of beads every months for Bead Color Triads, I don’t often have the time to put them to good use. Sometimes the beads I use to make a palette come together are ‘reserved’ for something else - an idea for a project that may or may not be completed one distant day.
This month, I decided it was time show how a recent bead palette really would look in a finished piece. Luckily, October’s subject was peacock feathers, and the bead choices were awesome.
I mixed together two of the palettes, starting with some brown grooved rectangles, Capri blue crystals, and matte black magatamas. I added golden amber seed beads with a beautiful warm glow, and light aqua fire polish rounds to add a little bulk.
If you’re trying to tackle an overflowing bead stash, you’ve just got to jump in and do it. What kinds of beads are you holding onto for lack of inspiration?
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