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Dragonfly Freeform

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Jewelry
Type Accessory
Style Whimsical, Casual, Funky
m-bellishment on craftsy.com

Who is this project for? Women

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What materials did you use? Delicas, other Japanese seed beads (size 11 & 15), Swarofski crystals, Fireline, metal bead hearts & dragonflies, large metal button

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What are you most proud of? This was my first completed freeform project, and I am still thrilled with the way it turned out.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Let it flow. Let the work speak to you. And if it stops speaking, put it aside, do something else for a bit, then go back to it. But whatever you do, don't let it get the better of you. You will be so proud when it works!

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Beautiful!

06/27/2011 Flag

Wow! this is stunning!

07/10/2011 Flag

Fantastic, I might just take your advice and go Free Form! Did you find that one kind of stitch works better than others?

07/16/2011 Flag

In this piece I used peyote, herringbone, netting, and in others I've added square and brick stitches. What I have found is that the piece itself, in the way it developed, and was restrained by the size of the piece and the choice of colours, along with how they blended together. The other factor was whether or not there was a focal element. In this case there was, and that's where I started. Everything evolved form there.

07/17/2011 Flag

Also, freeform takes its own time. You have to be willing to put it down when you are stuck, rather than fighting with it. Then let it call you back.

07/17/2011 Flag

Thanks for the advice. I will find a good focal and start from there. I a still learning a lot of the stitch and needle work so almost every project I take on I get stuck and walk away for a bit! Thanks again!

07/17/2011 Flag

i like the piece cuz i needed help finding what to do with the small seed beads i have thank u

08/09/2011 Flag