Random Beauty

This past weekend, I felt the need to sit with my beads and simply string. I decided to make a wrap bracelet.

When I first started working with beads, I would spend a lot of time designing just the right, symmetrical pattern. For this project, I was more interested in the activity than the end-product.

Instead of planning the design in the bead tray, I pulled beads directly from my bead boxes. First green, then purple, then orange…


Most of the beads I used were quartz, but I added citrine and Mother of Pearl and agate. And just when I thought a color or texture wouldn’t work together, I would try it anyways.

Why not stack a metal bead onto another metal bead?

Why not try citrine next to Mother of Pearl?

The pattern was random; each combination was enlightening.




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