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I found these interesting drop beads at They were stashed away in my bead box for quite some time. I had an idea of what to do with them in the back of my mind, but the idea was a bit complicated

Since the design has dangles and loops I couldn't just lay the beads out on the bead tray. It also combines beads on nylon and beads on wire. So to better visualize the design, I decided to draw the idea before getting started.

I used a software application called Super Sketch from Parsons Technology. This application is no longer available, but you can use Microsoft Paint, or any other suitable drawing application. Of course, good old fashioned paper and pencil will work just fine, too.

Design Drawing
detail of drop Detail of dangles Necklace