Big bead sale tomorrow at StringBeads in Chico, CA. , I have been to another one of their big sales and I do tend to save money when the seed beads are 40% off . Not to mention all the other goodies that are on sale. I am hoping to get there before noon, I know buying beads can be cheaper online , but hey 40% off is just as good and no shipping, plus I get to examine them personally, I don't like spending money on seed beads that are not quality. Happy Bead Buying To Me!
here is a couple images of my agate pin I finished up this week. Sometimes its good to take a step back and make something you can finish in a shorter amount of time, that does not mean the quality is less just the piece is not so elaborate, thats how I look at it. I chose a freeform cut agate I polished myself, somehow this makes it more interesting :) keeps my attention . Which is definitely needed.
I embroidered blue size 11 seed beads around the agate , using a silvery white size 12 and size 15 translucent white to do the bezeling securing the stone in place.
I hope the images are clear enough on your screen as they are a little out of focus on mine :) In finishing the pin I decided to use a spiral rope twist to give the stone a little extra flair and texture ;)
In doing this pin I thought of the Trinity River, I had imagined a fast running current and imagined the agate was a large stone among many with large waves crashing into them , as if they were in a hurry to get some where..