Over the weekend I experimented with my Soft Flex Trios which were my choice for the June Rings & Things blog partner
's review. The first one used Amethyst colored wire
and an assortment of purple beads I got from a bead of the month club run by Elise Matthesen
. I curled a couple of the wires using my round nosed pliers to add a bit of a sculptural look. I also figured out the Figure-8 knot, thanks to the SoftFlex website
The next one I did using Quartz (white)
Soft Flex from the Romance Trio
and a number of Swarovski drops, beads and briolettes as well as some glass roundel spacers. I used an Opaline bead in the center, from a strand I got at the Rings & Things bead tour
plus clear, translucent white, and opalescent beads I've collected from various sources (including a great Etsy shop, Prolifique)
for this one.
The final one uses two shades of green from the Renewal Trio
. I used some sea-green pressed glass and Czech Druk beads, as well as a silver plated shell charm that came with May's The Beadin' Path bead club
. I wanted an 'under the ocean' look to this one, so I again used the round nose pliers to curl the wires. I thought that would give the impression of a bed of seaweed and I thought the circles of Chrysoprase Soft Flex, with the Jonquil Druk beads looked rather like bubbles.
As always, I'm very interested in your thoughts about these ideas.
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