My projects are generally NOT pre-planned. I may let the fabric dictate my direction or the piece may direct me as I go along. The current beading project is being very bossy and telling me what it wants in no uncertain terms!
My thought was to put on a few beads, but no….not what this one wanted. I’ve been plugging away at it and it seems like slow going. And then I come back to it after a break and I’m surprised at how much I’ve actually accomplished!
My lines are starting to flow and my areas are starting to fill in. There was an area that just continued to bother me and I resisted the idea of taking the beads off and re-doing it. If you look where the arrow is pointing, you will see that the center stone is surrounded by a line of beads.
I really did not like the way it looked. I wanted to see the stone as a focal point, not all the beads around it. So, I gave in and undid the beading and rebeaded enough to hold the stone on the fabric.
I’m much happier with the way it looks and the stone has stopped shouting at me. It’s being the quiet center of attention that I wanted it to be.
There are still a lot of empty spots left on this small piece. It’s hard to believe just how many beads it can take to adequately work for a smaller than 12″ piece. But I do love it and I’ll keep at it until it tells me I’m done!