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Well,  Today is the DAY.   #BeedPeepsSwap

  Allow me to reintroduce you to my partner,  Katy Heider  http://onthepondcreations.blogspot.com/  She sent me some wonderful beads to play with. I opened the package and found a lovely card with an absolutely stunning photo of a flower (orange jewel" dahlia)  Now when I am not busy making jewelry or working on my farm, I take photos,  especially photos of flowers.  So that was super special.

Then I started unwrapping the little packages.  Well,  that was beyond wonderful,  I have purple and green seed beads,  fire polish beads, Hematite drop beads, enameled clasp  ( BeadSwede, Etsy)  Lamp work discs ( ClassySassy, Etsy),  O beads  and the most beyond beautiful piece of Shibori Ribbon   In the most glorious shade of Purple  I was so happy with what she sent me.  (See the above Photo)

  I sent her a handmade focal with two owls (made by me),  fire polish crystals in shades of golden brown, seed beads in orange and green,  crackle beads, a silver owl clasp. ( from the Bead Strand) and two different styles and colors of  Jasper stones.

  But now for the BIG REVEL.   

I had so much fun trying to design something that would really show off the Shibori Silk.   I had another Focal that I had made which just begged to be used, and that somewhat lead the way for the design I chose.  I have done many bracelets in bead embroydery  but never anything this big.  I also added some more seed beads in the same colors and some Wire ribbon behind the black ceramic beads.  So here is what I made.