Scott gave me this lovely silver bead with a gingko leaf as a gift some time ago. It was made by Anne Choi.
|I didn't think to photograph just the bead before making the necklace!|
|The entire necklace!|
Following the theme of using different sizes of beads, I also made this bangle.
This time, I arranged the different sizes of beads in a different sequence so that instead of getting a spiral, I have more of a zig-zag or bumpy effect. I'm looking forward to wearing it once I no longer have to wear long sleeves every day.
For a quicker project with less bead weaving, I designed a necklace with this bead that I bought from a coworker a few years ago.
|Again, I didn't think to photograph the bead on its own before adding anything to it. Check out the detailed barnacles on it!|
One of the many things I'm looking forward to back home is slightly better equipment to take pictures of my jewelry. The kitchen window sill and I had a good run, though, I suppose. My beading projects provided a welcome distraction from some of the more challenging aspects of this semester, and as has happened many times in my life, I was grateful to have a portable hobby.