Here is the next step in the process. The last versions that I showed were with two different colors separated by the ribbon cane. I thought to myself, ‘I really like the orange, why not try it on the entire bead?’ So I did and I’m glad I did. I don’t think it works as well with the other colors (the purple and celadon) because they aren’t as intense where the edges of the dots meet.
The other thing you see that is different on these beads are the large bands of transparent colors. Those came about as a solution based approach rather than a design idea. You see, all of those little dots take forEVER to apply to the surface. My thinking was, ‘what can I use to take up more surface space so I don’t have to cover it with so many dots?’ While I like the concept of the bands of colors, I don’t like the execution yet. They’re too high off the surface for my liking and I would like them to be more nestled in the dots. I do like the organic shapes though…it goes nicely with the organic design.
The current set on eBay is in the orange theme with the aqua dots.