I thought there would be some inspiration in the different bobbles at the top of these swords.
A crystallized gun at the tower of london
Spurs from the Wallace collection…..definitely some bead inspiration here.
My favorite sword handle, also bead inspiration….
and more London images, unrelated to beading but beautiful, I loved this window for it's simplicity and elegance and for those shoes! They are so not Mark's style (nor probably his price range!) but I did really love them.
A beautiful gate which was either at the Wallace Collection or the Somerset house but I've lost track. I love seeing this kind of intricate work that one finds in a city, and especially in old cities.
This was a grate that was at the Somerset house, how intricate a pattern for a grate….
And a final favorite shot from the London tube!
I'll move some of these to the inspiration files and see if they show up in some beadwork.
Wow, first off, beautiful pictures! Second, I love that gun!!!
Marcia - do a search on Japanese swords. They have some beautiful ornamentation on them.
The grate would be great in bead embroidery.
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