I was feeling bold... so black and white really struck me! It'll be interesting to see where this finished piece ends up! I really like the contrast thus far though!
In other news, I'm so excited to share with you how proud I am of my dear friend Kristen. She's a phenomenal bead weaver that works magic with Fireline and seedbeads. She's self-taught, learning from patterns originally. Once she started to get confident in how the patterns were created she started to modify (or MacGuyver-ize them as I say) to fit her available stash. As she modified those tutorials and patterns, her beady brain started to go in a completely different direction. And it began to think of it's own ideas and patterns.
So with a big, beaming smile, my dear friend Kristen has written and published her first tutorial, Pop Up Pearls. It is available for sale on her blog. I've previewed the tutorial and can tell you with 100% certainty, you'll find the step-by-step directions spot on. You'll get hints and tricks that make starting, finishing and everything in between so much easier. These are tips that the authors don't share (or forget to write) in Beadwork patterns. The tutorial is for a bracelet, but you can easily make just one component to create a pair of matching earrings - and you all know how I am about matchy-matchy... :)
Hope your hump day has been fabulous!