My good friend, Nicole, invited me to participate in a fun little game called 'The 6th Photo'.
I have to show the 6th photo that I ever posted here on my blog, and critique it...what would I do differently, how could I improve it, etc, etc.
Eek, it's my first EVER attempt at bead embroidery! Little did I know, that this piece was the catalyst for an enduring love affair with the technique. I created this piece, 'Phoenician Scarab', for a 'Phoenician' challenge on the Beading Forum.
What would I do differently if I had my time again with this piece? I would use better quality seed beads! I have rarely worn this necklace, but the cheap silver-lined gold seed beads are looking rather ugly now. The silver lining is turning black! Lesson learnt, and now I only use the best quality Czech and Japanese seed beads ;-) Aside from the cheap seed beads, I'm still rather happy with the design. It's bright and bold...just my style!
Thanks for the trip down memory lane, Nicole! Feel free to play along and critique your own sixth blog photo...make sure you leave a comment so I can come and take a look!
Thanks for looking, and be well!