And I Haven’t Even Made Anything Yet!
Today I picked up materials for making a beaded Kumihimo (my new addiction) necklace. In the store there is one entire wall full of small tubes of seed beads. I was particularly drawn to a variety called picasso seed beads. They have a creamy finish with some color variation and no two beads in a tube are exactly alike. I picked up about six different colors, and in preparation for making the necklace I dumped them into my bead spinner:
I was so entranced by this beautiful mix of color, and I kept running my fingers through the bowl just enjoying the feel of the beads. Before I knew it, the necklace was forgotten as I grabbed my camera and got busy snapping pictures. The sun was streaming in my dining room creating all kinds of beautiful effects. At first, all I wanted to do was get closer in order to see all the lovely color variation:
So pretty. Then I moved into artistic mode, zoomed in further, did some cropping and voila:
This way you can really appreciate the depth of color. (The turquoise beads are not actually picassos but I needed little bits of zippier color for the necklace project). Next I zoomed out some and created a bunch of random designs like this:
I love the juxtaposition between the sharp focus and soft focus. And for more optical illusion fun check this out:
These look like they are falling or floating, don’t they? In reality they are sitting on their sides on a white countertop. Eventually I did make a small strand of beads and took a bunch of different shots. Here’s my favorite:
Oh my goodness.
Coming up–Part 2, The Necklace!