The blast isn’t from my past, but from my sister’s girlfriend’s past. She gave me a silver leaf she made in art class in middle school. It’s beautiful! I was amazed that was the kind of thing she got to do in school. My sister said she had done something similar. I didn’t; I guess I took some other, less interesting to me now, elective instead of art.

Stylized silver leaf pendant with black glass beads, a few bigger ones with blue-green metallic coating on one side.

I used vintage glass beads, a couple of crystals and a few silver seed beads knotted on waxed linen with this necklace. I love it. I considered quite a few beads. So many things would look good with this silver leaf, but I liked the way black with just a little shine really highlights the leaf.