On more than one occasion, Eric has just stood there shaking his head as I unpack an unexpectedly gigantic strand of gemstones wondering what in the world I'm going to do with my new oversized monstrosity! Here are a couple of examples of beads that were much bigger than I had expected.
In all three cases, I found my solution only after letting go of the idea of needing to use all the beads at one time in one necklace. First up, two different takes on a long necklace using the amazonite with a chain fringe for movement at the bottom.
|Next, a simple front-clasp necklace of two sizes and colors of seed beads featuring the carved jasper as a pendant.|
I'll be the first to admit that it has sometimes taken me awhile to come up with a solution for working with those oversized beads, but I'm often at my best when I go into problem solving mode.
Do any of you beaders/jewelry makers out there have this problem too? or am I just math challenged? I'd love to hear someone else's size related missteps!