While I was watching and listening to the water thunder down into the pool, I became very interested in the look of the plant life growing on the basalt cliff face. I liked the texture of the basalt, the line of the water, and in between, trailing along the edge of the falling water, the wildflowers and moss.
I decided I wanted to make something that would capture the way the cliff, the plants and the water all looked together. The first thing I did was put together some color mixtures. I had brought at least 12 boxes of beads with 20 colors each to choose from. Here are my grays and greens. I was sure to include lots of cube-shaped beads in my grays to mirror the basalt formations in the cliff (maybe I will write a post about basalt sometime - it's very interesting).
a necklace inspired by the ocean. I wanted something a little smaller and simpler this time. After some mental debate, I decided I wouldn't worry about what my creation would be used for. I just concentrated on the waterfall and beaded. Here's how far I got before my legs fell asleep (I was sitting on big fallen rocks at the edge of the pool).
Now that my beading was looking more finished, I once again started wondering what I should make it into. It's really too long to be an earring (although waterfall-inspired waterfall earrings had a certain appeal). Necklaces are really my "go to" comfort-zone type of jewelry, but it felt awkward to try to make this piece into a necklace. I finally decided that it would be easy to lengthen the random netting and make the piece into a bracelet. I'm also thinking of adding some semi-precious embellishments, like fresh water pearls in the white (water), peridot in the green (plants) and my favorite stone, labradorite, in the grey (cliff).
What do you think? Is bracelet a good choice?