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.
Copyright 2012 Inspirational Beading
Subscribe to Inspirational Beading
Get inspired on Facebook and Google+
How to Make a Shrink Plastic Animal Ring Tutorial
16 hours ago