As it turns out I am not going to be using my beaded beads as part of the turquoise slab necklace. The beaded beads looked fine laid out on the bead board end to end. As part of my design I planned to join my beaded beads with wired turquoise and coral. When I put the pieces together on my bead board it became apparent that the beaded beads were not proportionate to the other parts of the necklace.
|Here is the original plan on the bead board|
|Another view of the original layout plan|
However, I really did love the wired turquoise, coral, and seed beads. They tied together the other two strands. The wired beads were a great size and added just a bit more of silver color without being over-whelming. The design changed once again. It is a process.
Below are some photos of the final strands. Next step is to bezel the turquoise slab.
|The strands laid out on the bead board|
|A view without the distractions|
|Closeup of the strands|
|Even closer look at the strands|