A while ago, I gave my mom a Gaea face bead and asked her to bead around it. I didn’t give her any instructions, color suggestions or anything. I knew she would come up with something wonderful.
I think I must have plied my dad with tales of people who have used rusted metal to good effect in making jewelry. One day on a walk, he found this and saved it for me.
After a couple of days of very relaxing swimming, taking walks, and sitting on the porch in near perfect weather (a rarity) we took a trip to Michael’s. My mom was looking for a frame, and I needed to restock my smaller sizes of plastic bead baggies. Of course we had to look at the beads as well. The Bead Gallery green label beads were on sale. I picked a couple of different wooden beads I can use as spacers and saw the silver metal connectors Erin Prais-Hintz used in her Halcraft June Pretty Palettes reveal. Lovely! My mom got a strand as well. I added a couple lengths of some fun multicolor lampwork beaded chain.