The first step in the process for me is to do some drawing. Luckily for me I knew how the necklace was supposed to look, I just didn’t know what colours I was going to use, or how I was going to use colour, to simplify the design.
I started with the necklace design, and thought “What about if I just use two colours?” That would definitely keep the design simple.
Next I thought, “What about 3 colours, how would that look?” I added that to the design ideas.
I could kind of picture the necklaces, but I needed to make the beads in order to realise if they were going to work or not. So, I went to my studio and picked 3 different rods of glass, and went to work making enough beads to make the 2-colour and 3-colour necklaces.
Tomorrow I will show you how these necklaces turned out.