Thank you Donna for the references suggested. To quench my curiosity, I may just get the book to find out more.
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Peggy, it is not a cheap book, but very well printed and excellent pictures on every page. Well, I take that back, considering the quality I just looked at the price printed in the front cover and it was $25.00. It weighs a ton because of the quality of the paper and over 300 pages, so not a bad deal. I have another on minerals and one on "rocks" neither of which is worth a hoot compared to this one. Mine is the third edition, but earlier ones have most of the same in it, this one just adds more "new" rocks in the back. Donna
I LOVE the neclace and I love that its not exactly the same on each side. Its perfect with the organic colors and stone...
The one thing I WOULD do, is taper the tops so the different pieces run together more smoothly, You could do this with a single unit (or 2) of raw- NOT CUBIC raw, but single raw from the top outside bead of one length of CRAW to a bead just above the join on the other length. Does that make sense? so it comes off at an angle instead of them joining at a step? Maybe a quick drawing.... Forgive me, I'm no artist...
Thank you, Turbosaurus. I know what you mean - that the pieces just end abruptly and that it may look better if the ending is made smoother as shown in your illustration. In your suggestion, is your RAW stitch refers to Flat RAW? I will try to figure out the way to improve it to get the suggested result. Thanks again.
Just a suggestion: could you add a bead to each of the five ends below the stone? It might finish the tube ends without detracting from the focal point. May be the ends could compliment (in color) the main stone. I haven't seen the design you used, but I like how you repositioned the tubes/ropes.
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Thank you Sarah. Your suggestion has given me an idea for my next CRAW project.
Yes, I was thinking one or two units of raw- not sure if its gonna work, part of the beauty of the piece is how consistant the beading is, this bridge idea might take away from it. try it without knotting the new thread, just it case it doesnt look good it you can take it out easily.
I just love how much movement there is in the whole piece, the abruptness in those one or two sections just slams on the breaks for me.
Peggy I love your piece, both before and after. It has an organic feel about it.