Sunday, December 9, 2012

Revisiting Felicia

Have you ever finished a beading project and wondered to yourself, "Hmmm. That might look great with these beads, too.  When I've got the time, I'm going to work on that."

That happens to me a lot, but I seldom make the time to revisit the design. When I work on projects for presentation on the PBS show Beads, Baubles & Jewels, I get a chance to work with the designs I love and remake or modify them to show alternative design and bead options.

One of the pieces that I'm going to be demonstrating on the show is called Felicia's Necklace. It was named after a wonderful, colorful, and creative teacher that my daughter had for 1st and 3rd grade.

Here's the original:
Felicia's Necklace
Then I made this one using some gorgeous bead caps and cones from TierraCast. I love the warm tones in this necklace, and those bead cones have such an amazing golden glow.

 Finally, I made one more, this time using TierraCast bead cones in silver and contrasting black beads. It's pretty, too, but with an edgier look.

Making these alternate designs is one of my favorite parts of getting ready to tape a few segments in Cleveland. I'm heading that way this coming week to meet up with Katie Hacker and many other beading pals! I am always so excited to see who else is taping on "my" days.

Have a lovely week and check back next week for more about my time taping in Cleveland!