I've been busy trying to build up some inventory for a big art fair that is closing upon me in a couple of weeks. I've hit the panic stage! This is part of my big showpiece, although I've already decided it will have to be smaller than I originally anticipated since time is running away. I'd always wanted to try my hand at making sterling beads and oh my goodness, I love it!
These little beads just feel so good in your hand, they have a wonderful weight to them. I am definitely going to make myself a choker of them after the art fair.
Here's a small portion of the squashblossom. It's gonna be scary calculating the cost of silver going into this but I think it's going to be a beautiful piece in the end.