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.