In 2017, I created this necklace. As will happen in the design process, I made it, looked at it, revamped it, assembled it and felt it was finished. But after a few months, I reassembled it into this new configuration.
Though it doesn’t feel nearly as sculptural and almost has an ethnic feeling now, it’s the newest incarnation of the elements. This is a delightful aspect of beadwork: I can re-string, re-work and re-assemble individual elements till the design feels right. What do you think? Do you like the original or the new version?