One of the weekend's projects was Quattro Cupole. This was the class debut and there were many excellent versions. This one, I believe belonged to Joan and used a crystal blue metallic fancy stone. Blanche had a nice supply of this stone, some of them like this one no longer available.
Of course if you have only one pretty stone, then a ring is a great option! I set this one on the diagonal which I quite like.
One of the things travel affords is some uninterrupted time beading on planes. I put together this palette to create a second Santa Lucia for Beading by the Bay. I did manage a little more then half the necklace before running out of crystals. They are on order, so I will sorting out a third palette to take with me to Japan.
Off in the morning, landing Thursday evening in Japan. My friend Pat, who you may know as my long time Meet the Teachers helper at Bead and Button is joining me. First up is the Japanese Bead Show in Yokohama, followed by four days of teaching, two in Nagoya. We'll meet up with Sonoko and on Thursday we'll visit one of the Japanese seed bead factories in Hiroshima.