Here are a few versions of it... it's mostly the different centre I've been working on... and I'm not convinced I've found he best one yet!
The simplest one was the first:
Then I thought I wanted to emphasise the star shape in the centre
so I made pointy chains:
Then I wondered whether it would be better
to fill the centre space with little rings...
And I also added beads on the joins,
going from smaller to larger
(a seed bead, then a 4mm bead, then a crystal)
Then I thought how much I liked Swarovski crystals
in the centre of Bentley and perhaps they would look nice here too
It took me a while to figure out how to get that centre of crystals in there
whilst keeping the one pass only design...
Eventually it clicked:
Yes of course, I needed to use
the loop-tatted ring method!
This is a bit of a blurry photo but I wanted to show the crystals
and also the sparkly thread (one strand of shimmering filament added to the cotton)
So that's where I'm at so far. If possible I'd like to come up with a design that works with or without beads as I know not everyone likes to work with beads so it's nice if the design can work out well either way.
I'll work on this a bit more and hopefully come up with a final design. Any input welcome!