I was always astonished at how fast young children can solve the Rubik's cube. It's perhaps because their minds are not yet hardwired into strict pathways but are flexible enough to find solutions intuitively. So it is with young designers.

Amelia, who is 12, is an example of how the problem of using multiple colours can be solved without being taught. Her necklace has three colours many beaders wouldn't normally put together - blue, pink and a peridot green. But she made it work by simply limiting the use of two of the colours. That's the trick. Thanks, Amelia for the lesson in uncommon colour combinations!

Beader Design #: 461
The Beading Gem's Journal

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