Color Redefines Beadweaving Project

Red Swarovski crystals call attention to the impish smile (in my view) on the face of Buddah in this Laughing Buddah beadweaving.

An important accent, the red pops!

At first, I’d not thought to include red. The multi-colored purple delicas surrounding the focal seemed enough. Artist Karen Nesbitt suggested the addition.

I stitched three red crystals on the left side, added one on the right and another at the bottom.

Then, pleased with the red expansion, I continued to work the color in. Red, after all, is the color of passion and love.

Faceted red crystals extend the emphasis as the accent repeats in the necklace.

Deep gray pearls, gold-washed bronze glass and a green and bronze combo bead combine to deliver a necklace of interest and strong presence.

One thing’s certain: shrinking violets need not concern themselves with this piece.  

The back of my beadweaving contains a sterling silver peace sign placed on red leather. So 60’s and yet so now.

It’s the perfect message rolled into the color of passion: peace, love, and Laughing Buddha, the symbol of wealth and prosperity.

Can you use color to make your bead statement stronger?