On Monday I blogged about the first stages of my work for the UK Handmade Round Robin Necklace swap.
I used these pictures to explore the imagery, colours, techniques and materials I wanted to use. My sketchbook is also a notebook, so the page was full of writing rather than drawings, although there were a few.
I find mind-mapping really useful to explore different ideas - write the ideas down then sketch them out.
The next stage was to sort out what materials I wanted to use, so I collected together blue, clear and copper coloured beads, pale leather cord, silver findings and coloured wire... and then came some more sketchbook work ... and then some experiements using these materials and some different techniques.
More photo's of this project to follow very soon ...
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