http://www.facebook.com/?sk=messages#!/profile.php?id=100000449052869 The beads I posted yesterday were dismal, but these were fine. I wound up making half a dozen or so, even though I only have two on this string. I love the way the plum shifts color under the encasement with the copper leaf. The bluegreen specks add a bit of interest. Sometimes tiny bubbles are visible as well, but I didn't get any on this batch and am at loss to explain why it happens sometimes and not others.
Etsy and Artfire shops. Oh, heck, one more thing I have to do, put my Artfire shop up on the blog. I'll get it. My life is a work in progress.
The Talisman necklace at the right was designed with a Southwestern theme to be comfortable, casual, and an easy pick for jeans and t-shirts. I wanted the color to be the main emphasis, and my favorite beads are the ones with color upon color layered over each other. To keep the lucky theme going, the necklace had to have 13 beads in 7 different styles.