The way that beads and other components are arranged can help create rhythm and movement in a piece of jewelry. The order and arrangement of the pieces help to move your eyes from place to place, and over the whole design. One sizeable focal bead in the center will draw the eye first to that point, for example, and abrupt size changes or shapes can create a disjointed look and lack of flow. Repetition of a small sequence of beads is one easy way to help give a feeling of smooth movement throughout a piece of jewelry.
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