Last week a friend of mine did a blog post about mood boards and I commented that I do not create mood boards or design boards. Instead, I go through my beads and pull out what I think is appropriate for the project that I have in mind.
My next project is going to utilize a long cinnabar bead as the focal for a bracelet. It will also include 24 kt gold iris Delicas. Those are the only certain choices.
Here are all the starting choices:
|Big mood board for cinnabar bracelet project|
As I stated the only choice is the cinnabar and the gold iris Delicas. Then, I need to make a choice between two secondary beads. Here is the first option:
|Secondary Bead with Delicas Cinnabar Mood Board Choice 1|
There is, however, a second option:
|Secondary Bead with Delicas Cinnabar Mood Board Choice 2|
Both choices are viable. I will make up my mind when I am ready to add them to the bracelet.
Planning ahead, I may be in need of a tertiary bead to round out the bracelet. Here are my choices:
|Tertiary Beads Cinnabar Mood Board|
In this set of choices, I like the jade barrels, they pick up on the mood of the cinnabar focal but I don't think the color is going to be quite right. The crystals are nice, but I think are a bit to yellow. Finally, I am leaning toward to dark bronze beads. Again, all options remain viable and I will make a choice if it becomes necessary.
Of course, there are going to be additional seed beads. The gold iris beads are in the center of the picture below:
|Delicas Cinnabar Mood Board|
Finally, I do not have all that I need for the finished piece. I need a gold tone clasp and some chain. I need the chain because I want this bracelet to be adjustable in length. *sigh* You would think with all the beady stuff I own a trip to the bead store would be unnecessary.