We're almost finished with the first necklace. You can see how the light half is going to look against the dark half. I've found that it's a bit more difficult to design with only two colors as I've had to take negative space into consideration. However, this one is exceeding my expectations. I really like how it is pulling together.
This is my necklace, designed and crocheted with 8/0 beads. However, look at what some of the participants are doing......
Peggy and at least one other participant is crocheting with 10/0 Delicas. Her rope still looks African, but even more reminds me of Delft Tiles. Look at how crisp the patterns come out.
Here is another royal blue beauty done with 8's. Karen decided she liked the blue background so much that she wasn't swapping to a light background for the second half. This cobalt and silver combination is just regal.
Victoria is the speedy beader and has three ropes going at the same time. She's trying out a couple of different color combinations. Look at how beautifully subtle the right hand rope is.
So, what do you do when you need a necklace in a hurry to go with a particular outfit? Amy grabbed the color swatch pattern and did up a necklace in black and yellow. Bumblebees? Honeycomb? Whatever you call it, it's a great adaptation of one small pattern piece.
Once again.... one pattern and so many interpretations.... I love it when people don't hesitate to try different things and make it their own.