It's true: lately, I feel as if the design ideas don't come as easy as they used to. But sometimes...sometimes, I can just let go and let the beads do what they want. And this is what they wanted to do yesterday:
The three circular peyote components went together easier than I had expected, and I filled in the space in the middle with a little cluster of Czech glass pearls.
I had originally planned to to do a thicker neck strap, but I ran out of Twins. (Bummer.) But I discovered that the thick part of the neck strap makes a KILLER bracelet. (Photos and tutorial to follow.)
When I finished it, I was nearly dizzy with delight. This is just one of those designs that makes me think, yeah, girl, you still got it...
As I was taking the pictures, I thought about what I was going to name this piece. For some reason, the name "Helena" popped into my head, and when I looked it up, I was reminded that the name Helena is a Greek name, meaning "light" or "bright one".
Now I have to go back and make a second version, photograph the steps, and play with the embellishments. So many people asked for the tutorial, I think I just HAVE to do it!
Could this be what happens when I focus on my meditation and my breath and my yoga so intensely for a couple of days? To be continued...