THE GIFT OF BEADS!
My friend Aimee brought me back some wonderful ceramic artisan beads (African Kazuri beads) from her vacation on the Oregon coast (what's a better vacation destination than that I ask!) and I've been saving them for just the right artistic moment. Well, I had the moment and here's how it turned out. I made the beaded necklace first, using superduos and 11 sbs, (thank you Sandy!) and went from there. The colors in the necklace are slightly different, but really melded with the beads! Then I did a little wire wrapping to attach the pendant (thank you Beth for helping me to remember I can [I think I can... I think I can...] work with heavier wire). I added a few butterfly charms, swarovski crystals and a wonderful czech flower, and here it is...one of my new favs.