Based upon my experiments with the paint strips over the last two weeks, I’ve decided to use an analogous color scheme, running from deep blues through yellowish greens. First I like to set out all the different beads that I might use, realizing that not all of them will make the final cut. I’ve decided to use gold-toned metal, and therefore have added a few beads in orange-gold hues. Using some of these beads will add the complement of blue to the mix, and will help the colors to pop out more. So I guess really I'm working with an analogous-complementary scheme!
V Pendant (made by Jeanne Kent)
74 small glass beads, approximately 4mm, in 6-7 colors
22 larger glass beads, from 8-12mm, in matching colors
Size 8/0 gold-lined seed beads
3 gold beads, 6-8mm
Soldered gold loop
2 pieces of .015 inch beading wire, each 24 inches long
2 gold crimps
Hook, or 2 1/2 inches of 18 gauge gold wire
2 inches of gold chain
Flat nosed pliers
Round nosed pliers
1. Cut 2 pieces of beading wire to 24 inches each. Center a soldered loop on both pieces, and pass all four ends up through a gold bead and a large glass bead. Split the wires, and string 2 up through each hole in the V pendant.
2. String each pair of wires through a gold bead. String the rest of the 2 necklace strands, alternating between small beads on a single wire and larger beads on both wires for about 4 to 5 inches. String both wires through 2 inches of large beads, and finally through about 1/2 inch of smaller beads.
3. Create 2 dangles on headpins with a mixture of small and large beads. Make wrapped loops around the soldered ring.
4 Use crimps to attach the beading wires on one side to a jump ring, and to a 2 inch piece of chain on the other side. Attach a wire hook to the jump ring. I made this one out of gold wire, or you can use a purchased hook. Create another small dangle on a headpin, and make a wrapped loop around the loose end of the chain.
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