I have a few weeks before I leave for Milwaukee in June and yes, I am busy preparing myself for the Bead & Button Show or at least I like to think I am. I must admit, I am not spending enough time on the torch as in the previous years preparing for the event. Slowing down? Probably. I want to enjoy myself making beads and simultaneously, take time to relax. Trying to find some semblance of order and balance. This past week has seen me going in one direction, so I might as well forget that bit about 'semblance of order and balance'... I have been churning out big-holed small beads - does that sound mad? I mean, 'big-holed' yet 'small beads', sounds silly, doesn't it? Actually, these are meant for using on the 'Pandora' bracelet/necklace. I've made about 120 such beads and I am quite pleased that they have a pretty consistent size. I admit, I haven't been too worried about the size and yet, they came out as if I had pushed a button that says 'size x'...
LARGE-HOLE SMALL BEADS
for 'Pandora'/'Troll' bracelets and necklaces
CLOSE-UP OF BLACK-AND-WHITE NECKLACE
Beads with new color combination and patterns
MAD HATTER SERIES, focal bead
THE JEALOUS HEART
Reverse side of THE JEALOUS HEART