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“Pillow Flow”


Description from Swedish Chick: I would like to make a long necklace just out of pillow beads from different gems. They are so beautiful in their various colors and patterns. All from nature itself. The ones I have picked here are all of larger sizes and the same basic shape without rounded or facetted edges. I feel they would be just "pouring" round in a long stretch. As a kind of beautiful flow that goes on for ever and ever. Like a unity of time, the universe and reality itself.


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  1. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    This is a fun pick :-)

  2. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Nice!!! :D
    I like your idea and your description. Please share it with us in the gallery if you get to make this one. ;)

  3. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    That sounds really cool!! Will you space them out with small round beds or something so it moves more freely or will you string them right next to each other? I’d love to see a picture when it’s finished! It’ll be awesome! :)

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    Swedish Chick says:

    Well Kitty Chick Cat, I actually was thinking they would sit right next to each other with nothing in between, to create that long flowy feeling I am after. But now as you have mentioned it, perhaps that will not move so nicely. I think I would have to test it in reality. Hopefully I would be able to get around it by clever distribution of different sizes. Where the sharpest bends would be I would put smaller beads. I might have to also add some of smaller sizes than the ones I have picked here. Hm, this just makes me more keen to try this idea out. It is fun to have a problem to solve. Isn’t it? But I will have to calculate how much the beads would come to altogether. I fear it will be very expensive …

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    Swedish Chick says:

    Now I have calculated the cost for the beads!
    If I would buy half strands it would come up to 123 dollars.
    It wasn’t as bad as I thought. I will get a lot of beads for that money. And I am sure I wouldn’t use them all in this design.
    Oh dear! Temptation …

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