Earthy Fans Bead Set

Once I have the pattern design ready, I fill my Template shapes with them.  I can use the Move Tool in Illustrator, to place the pattern exactly where I want it in the template.  I can also use the Scale Tool to change the size of the repeat.  And, if I wanted to experiment with additional colorways, I could use the Recolor Artwork Tool, and randomly switch the colors for different variations.

    

For my final necklace, I string the beads with some seed beads, spacer beads and bead caps.  I also hand color wood beads with beautiful stamping ink colors, to add some extra, earthy color, and that hand made touch.  For the bracelets, I used Stretch Magic elastic cord, which make for a quick, colorful, and fun accessory.

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