I am always interested in how multiple textures will appear on the different size beads. Will those shapes compete or compliment each other?
The sizes I am working will, after they are fired, be around 22 mm, 13 mm, and 9 mm.
So far so good ...
In no time at all I had hearts and circles.
Sometimes what works on a larger bead doesn't work on a smaller bead. But, I think, this is definitely working. I still like it.
The last step was to add the square shape. The only smooth place left to texture was inside the heart. So I did.
It is said that we all have a hole in our heart that only God can fill. Now, I don't know everything about God and I'm pretty certain He's not a square, but that's what came into my thoughts as I was pushing in this last texture shape.
A lot of times I am only looking at texture but I don't think about how the texture can represent something. It's nice when it can, yes?
When I started applying these textures I had my doubts about the smallest bead and how it may or may not work with so many textures. The last thing I want is for a bead's texture to feel crowded. I think, however, that even on the smallest bead this combination of textures works fine. Now all that's left is to make a few more of each of these and poke the stringing holes.
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