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Bit By Bit

Bit by Bit

Color Sampler


I’ve noticed that while I used to be focused on instant results, I am becoming more patient with process. Hence, my title ” bit by bit.”  I am full of wonder as I embrace my Beginner’s Experience in this mode of beading.  I am surprised to find myself making space for the time it takes for trial and error. I absorb my new knowledge and integrate it into my intuitive self.  At the same time, I am seeking out “technical support” from a local expert.

As I mentioned in my last post, I am getting ready for a class in beaded loom work.  It is NOT a beginner class, but rather focuses on increases and decreases.  The necklace I will be making uses 7 colors, and I have chosen my own palette, rather than the instructor’s.  I am using 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads.  I find that a mix of finishes gives a better outcome, helping some colors pop against others.  I am using a metallic bronze, alabaster cream, matte metallic pink, opaque yellow, transparent rainbow coated navy, and matte opaque light blue and chartreuse.  I am pretty happy with the results and I think I will go forward with these colors for my class on Sunday.

I warped with 135 weight black C-Lon that Claudia and Elena sent me.  I like the weight and I’ve ordered a slew of other colors for my shop – though my supplier provides S-Lon cord, which is meant to be a comparable product. I will be able to do a true comparison and see if  these threads do differ.  Stay tuned for those results.

I think a white or cream warp might work better for my background.  However when some of the beads are dark, I tend to use dark thread.  So, I am ready for another experiment with warp colors.

Where I am headed, I don’t know.  But I know I will get there, bit by bit.


Julia L. Hecht, Owner / Designer

Poppyfield Bead Company




5 Responses to Bit By Bit

  1. Janna Vallee - Reply

    June 22, 2014 at 1:39 am

    Julie, this is gorgeous! I just love the colors you chose, very vintage Italian.

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  3. Julia Hecht - Reply

    June 30, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Thanks, Janna. I am really pleased with the necklace. More photos on that soon.

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