As the destash challenge starts to wind down, I find that I’m either using very few beads per project, or oodles and oodles. Last week, I tackled my last carved bone fish charm, and nothing else.
I’ve already combined one fish charm with blue tagua, so this time I went with purple. Rather than do a really easy chain, I decided to splurge on time and beads, and go for a chunky rope design. Although it requires a lot more work, the rope provides a much simpler backdrop for the charm duo.
I matched the bone fish with matte vanilla seed beads, and added some dark transparent amethyst 8/o’s. I blended the two colors together with some wisteria lined crystal, and got to work. Luckily, Russian spiral takes very little time to weave, and I was finished much quicker than I expected.
I had hoped to do a few more charm and tagua combinations for this challenge, but I’ve decided that the flower tabs I have in the destash tray are just too ugly to waste on pretty tagua slices. I don’t want to spend time fretting over how to make them pretty - I’m sure it’s possible, but I have so many other projects to do that are going to turn out on the first try.
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