Iceblink is what happens when there is a glare in the sky caused by light reflected off ice.
I've long tried to create a bracelet that represents an Icy theme, and despite many attempts over the years (of which bead friends can confirm) I've always failed miserably - yeah pretty bracelet Mars but doesn't really say "Icy" (those were the polite replies). I came to the conclusion I just didn't have enough beads of the "right sort".
If you google image search the term iceblink you'll get an idea of what I was trying, but failing to achieve.
I did manage a necklace which worked though... but you don't need as many beads for a necklace so it felt like I was cheating a bit!
Roll forward to 2014 and as a result of several sales I've been backfilling some of my wishlists with beads that might suffice and I'm going to give it another go.
Iceblink Bracelet Attempt No: 749*
So dear readers, what do you think? Cracked it or failed?
Hit the comments and let me know &
tell me if you've ever had a project that you've struggled with?
*Clearly I am making full use of artistic licence and exaggerating, although last night it didn't feel like it when I rearranged the beads for what was the umpteenth time.
Personally I'm not happy with the finished effect but unless I wanted to do a whole new I is for... I just needed to let you see it as it is. I think that part of the problem is I'm trying to create a quite subtle effect by using blocks of colour (beads) and whilst you can get the whole effect in just one bead - the sparkly ones with dichroic glass at the front... a bracelet might be a stretch too far!