B.T.W. (Bead Table Wednesday)
So in reverse order of the title, we’ll start with the ugly. I knocked this wonderful bracelet focal off the counter last night and it broke. It was made by Shaterra Clay. Each one is different. She has others in her shop, but none just like this. I am so upset about this. The focal isn’t ugly, but its brokenness is.
A friend of mine commented that judging from my BTW posts, I keep my work area pretty neat and tidy. Groan–so not true. It’s just that all my BTW posts have just been close-ups of my neatened up bead mat where I have conveniently cropped out all the surrounding debris. So in the spirit of complete disclosure, here is my whole work table.
I’m nearly finished with this necklace. The pink bird is from Nan Emmet of Spirited Earth Ceramics. I want to dangle one of those leaves near the bird–which one do you like best? The one on the right or on the left? I’m also going to dangle the little brass bird by the clasp. Along the right hand side of the bead mat, you can see some lampwork beads that I got from Beads and Botanicals this week, plus a lampwork bead that a friend gave me as a gift. I can hardly wait to design with these!