As a designer, sometimes, I'll ruminate on a particular plan for months before it comes to fruition. I'm actually one of those people who draws out her plans and ideas in a little sketch pad (which incidently, I keep right on my nightstand, as much of my design ideas will come to me in my dreams). I've had this idea to create a beaded 'bloom' for a while now, and finaly got to making it. I started this rope last week, not really knowing what it would be when I was done... Would it be a lariat? A bracelet? A short necklace? Last night, I had an epiphany. I got to this length, and just finished it off. I got all the white mix beads I needed, and just got started on making the flower. I then attached the flower to the rope. I felt that keeping it off center added a little classic flair to it.
There's something to be said about looking at a design that came 'through' you. I love this necklace, it's going in my new "Bridal" collection.