I often amuse myself scrolling through photos from another time. Here are two that are definitely a design departure for me. This is a treasure bracelet that I did in a Robin Atkins class when she visited the San Diego Bead Society a few years back. What I especially like about it is the use of an assortment of beads, vintage and otherwise. Many were one off beads that I picked up when traveling in Europe. Since the writing of books and making of kits I have gravitated towards repeatable beads, seeds and crystals and findings that I can reliably source. But I love looking at this eclectic piece and will one day return to this design aesthetic.
In that same time frame I decided to work on a bit of bead embroidery, inspired by my life in Holland and Van Gogh's paintings. I chose at the time not to pursue the medium of bead embroidery, but I would like to return to it one day. I still have high hopes of leisurely days where I bead and knit and explore other mediums....I know it's in my future.