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Michele105
« on: December 06, 2008 05:56:42 PM »

Hi!  I'm a beginner in need of opinions from some talented beaders Smiley  I found these beads separately and when I saw them all together decided I needed to use them all on one piece.  I started by crocheting 3 strands of 6mm bicones, braided them together, and then hung the large round beads off them.  Then I strung a straight string of the rest of the beads and tacked it on.  I'm not sure if I like it or not.  What do you think?  Is it too busy?  Too random?  Should I remove the large dangling round beads?






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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2008 08:12:05 PM »

I don't think it's about experience. I think it's about esthetics and personal preference.
I never really got into wearing bracelets cause they got in my way and made too much noise.
I like what you've done. It looks really fun. I think maybe you could remove a couple of the round ones tho. If you remove all of them it might look a little too bare. It's kinda hard to tell from the pic, for me.
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2008 01:13:57 AM »

i am not expert but this is just beautiful.  Well done.
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2008 03:00:21 PM »

I like it a lot - I think you should leave it as it is.  I like to make bracelets that are chunky like that - I like that it's not your average bracelet - it's unique - great job i say!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2008 05:09:13 PM »

Sounds like you put a lot of work into that, missy! If you like it, that's the best reward Cheesy I do like it, especially the metal and the colours. I don't usually go for big bracelets, but I think this one's lovely.

If you're not completely satisfied, can you take the big beads off and see how it looks?
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2008 08:23:52 PM »

You know, at first I thought it might be a bit busy, but when I saw the picture of the bracelet on a wrist I changed my mind. I think it looks quite nice. If you are not entirely satisfied, try sketching jewelry before you make it. I do that almost always, especially if it is an organic piece that risks looking too random.
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2009 01:08:12 AM »

I think that the colors go together extremely well

I think that the textures compliment each other well

I think that the different sizes in one piece work well and add more dimension which I think would not be so nice if you took the larger round pieces off

the only thing I don't think I like is that the strand that you strung straight and added to it looks a bit angular where the large beads don't quite flow into the connecting brass looking bits - it is mostly likely because it is hard to get large rectangular beads like that to flow well. could you come up with a way to switch that out so that the small bits on that are all rounds? Like four or five rounds instead of a round, a tube bead, and then another round - that would likely fix the flow

it really isn't a problem that screams "fix me" but it would maybe enhance the piece a little  Undecided

it looks like you wear it well and that is the important thing  Grin

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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2009 12:27:41 PM »

I DIG IT

don't change a thing, it's LOVELY.
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