|New necklace inspired by beautiful Nature!|
|View from the open fields. Isn't it breathtaking?!|
|The pond. So beautiful.|
|Beautiful bird circling high overhead.|
|Spring runoff making lovely squishy mud and beautiful reflections.|
|Tea-stained sun/moonface cabochon|
Then I chose the colors of the beads, trying to restrain myself to about three colors (those of you who know me well know this is a huge challenge, because I LOVE color, lol). I picked copper, cream, and black - the colors in the petrified wood cabochon that I chose to go along with the sun/moonface.
|Here you can see the beautiful colors in the petrified wood cabochon.|
This piece includes peyote stitch around the cabs, line stitch every two beads on the background, and stop stitch on the textured background. Gemstones include beautiful agate and tiger's eye for the color in the bird feathers we saw, onyx, and natural shell as well as some bone beads. The backing is soft black ultrasuede.
|The finished necklace, isn't she beautiful!|
This piece will be on display at the Bellefonte Art Museum May 17 - visitors are welcome from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Come see it and try it on! Feels wonderful!
It's for sale, and will go up on Dreamkeeper Creations after the 17th.
I am grateful for the lovely inspiration that Nature offers. And I LOVE doing this work, which mostly feels like play. 49 and a half hours encompassing thousands of beads, most of which were sewn down one by one or two by two. Frank Sinatra crooning along in the background. Good times!