I vowed that I would finish up all of the half started projects sitting on my work table, in anticipation of getting started on a larger project. Some of the final results, I loved, and some were just okay ... I very rarely sketch designs out so am working from a picture in my head most of the time. In a couple of cases, I was able to use up some small amounts of beads that would have otherwise gone to the bottom of my bead drawers so even better! Here's Part 1 of how I spent my week ... (clicking on any picture will bring up an enlarged view).
I couldn't wait to get back home so I could create my own personal autumn!
As I was going through my bead stash looking for beads for a completely different project, I came across these lovely green Czech glass leaves and pulled them out to audition with the cab. I liked how the shape of the leaves mimicked the imprinted teardrop shapes at the top (or what I made the top) of the cab! The green ceramic cabochon is made by my friend, Helen O'Donnell, Embroidered Soul. Helen's cabochons are some of my favorite pieces to use in my beadwork.