Here is a project I did a couple months ago. I mentioned earlier in one of my posts that I got some green and copper beads. This is the outcome. I started with the green, foil-backed glass beads in the center. I really liked them because they have a nice depth to them. I found them very interesting. Then I winded the black pathway around them and filled that in. I was a little disappointed in myself for getting the 5 beads at the top a little off center, but my 14 year old daughter reminded me that it adds character. What a smart girl! My 9 year old son says that if you put your finger on the gold-tipped stacks and wiggle it, it feels like broccoli. lol My younger 8 year old daughter likes the brown curved path the best. I keep playing with the fringe at the bottom. I just love those little metal discs! So, in one 5x5 piece, I'm sure everyone can find something different to be drawn to. I was very happy with this piece, and it is one of my favorite.
and if you notice, I kept turning the piece around and around, not sure which way was up while I was working on it!
and the final piece:
I hope all of you have a fun, happy and safe New Year!