I should have known better. I have spent many hours this morning working on a rectangular beaded bead just like the reduction bead I used for the Turquoise Slab Necklace. All to no avail.
|RAW Not Working|
That beaded bead has a right angle weave (RAW) base. I just cannot get my 10/0 Delicas to work. I think I need regular seed beads.
This is my third attempt! Nothing was aligned. The sides were not straight.
|Failed plans, a different approach|
This isn't quite right either. I want to see more of the red showing through the gold. The picture does not show that the ends are curled under.
I actually thought about a quick trip to the craft store to buy a square wooden base. But, that is not the solution I am looking for.
The curled ends did inspire me. Expect something layered and rounded.
Maybe the many hours referenced above is a bit of an exaggeration. It has, however, been hours. Does everyone else go through this or is it just me?
While I was working this morning I did snap some pictures of my bead table and work space. Since I am fascinated with where everyone else works, I thought I would share.
|Bead table- my actual work space, minus the dirty napkin. I watch shows on my computer as I work on my jewelry.|
|Bento box tray for the current project|
|Bead table and work space the overall view|
|Large colored beads, wire, findings and unsorted seed beads|
|More large colored beads, a box of perals, and a box of small swarovski crystals|