I spent yesterday morning joining 12 components with trepidation. I wanted my main components to sit exact and in a certain way and have been really concerned there would be buckling.
Pheeeewwww! - no buckling!!!
I then sat looking at my design pinned to a bust for the first time....and I thought to myself
"Now what do I do?"
I am not one for drawing out my ideas. I have tried at times but they always morph into something else. I usually get an idea, make the bits, wait for the next bit to be shown etc etc.
It is an evolvement for me.
I have spent this morning exploring possibilities, doing - "nah too much of this colour, tone it down" - undoing and doing with two colours - "nah too busy" - undoing and doing a seperate sample
piece - "nah too big overall" - undoing again.
Got out a different bead and started adding this - "hmmmm that looks interesting, colour works " - worked on it further and I like what I have done. Put it back on the bust -
"ggrrrr buckling is happening, damn".
Good news is I can fix that and I now feel I know where I am going.
Some of you may be asking, "how come Patrick is sharing so much about BOTB?"
I just want to let aspiring designers know that experienced beaders/designers don't just create a necklace design as easily as a magician does a rabbit out of a hat. It is trial and error and trial and error, hair gets pulled out, tempers flare, frustration abounds etc etc etc.
and it can get even worse when you have a time limit.