I love beading. I like the technical part. I can take up most of the challenges as long as I can gather enough instruction. What I drag is the design part. As I have mentioned before: I am a good copycat but lousy in terms of creativity. LOL.
Look at the two items below and see how badly I failed in the design:
At first I thought black would go well with red but then I found out not in this case. The dagger coral could be the culprit. It spells violence. The black is too much of a contrast so the 'bloody daggers' actually stand out fiercely.
In beading, perhaps pearl is a safer bet. It goes with almost anything. It looks good even by itself:
I made this for a friend and she received a lot of complements. There was no effort in designing and the difficulty level was zero as I just needed to put together the elements. Sigh. There is no work satisfaction here. The success was due to the pearl and not my work! Sad.