I think you are going to really like what some of the finished pieces look like. I'm in awe of what such a divergent group beaders can do with my patterns.
We have a new model who says, "you all are absolutely crazy!"
Barbara had to add to each section to make her necklace come out to the right length. It's nice to know that the patterns still look just great in smaller beads and more section repeats.
Maria decided to finish hers as a lariat and added a reverse-color, extra triangular section for a bit of symmetry at the ends. She's still deciding just how to finish off the ends. Don't the 10/0 Delicas make a nice crisp pattern? A lariat is a perfect way to showcase this rope.
Marcie added a hint of red with the transparent drops. Between the drops and the dyed bone rings, she has a unique necklace.
Terri did her necklace in 11/0 seed beads and kept the drops going throughout the whole piece. Very nice touch of subtle texture throughout. She also kindly kept track of what she did and we now have a record of what it takes to make a 50" Mud Cloth in 11/0 seed beads. Terri, you're awesome!
This is a fantastic color combination. Rossana's use of a more mud colored background bead shows how you can choose colors that you like and still maintain the spirit of the project.
One of our wilder British beaders vowed to only use beads she already had for this project. I think I'd like to be able to rummage around in Toni's bead box. I think it pulls together for a delightfully different look. The small piece is a test of the colors she is going to add into the second necklace. I do like the look of lime green in most anything.
As you can see, some have finished and others are at different stages of completing their Mud Cloth Necklaces. Meanwhile we have just started on the second necklace, Love Letters. Adding in 4 more colors is exciting after working with only 2 colors. I can't wait to see what colors everyone has picked.