Some of the folks participating in the challenge are using this as a way to jump into the freeform world. I've done a fair bit of freeform, so while it wasn't new for me, it was a great kick in the creative butt and a wonderful motivation to pick up the needle and play.
I decided to base my piece around a focal I'd had for years -- a beautiful borosilicate glass freeform pendant. It has ruffles and colors and openings and bumps and lots of fun stuff.
Now, in the midst of this challenge, I spent a week out of town while my mom had some surgery (she's recovered beautifully and is doing great). There was not as much downtime to bead during that week as I had imagined there might be. Ah well. Then earlier this week, I had my own little outpatient surgery. All is well, but beading on the gurney was not happening.
So, this piece is perhaps not as elaborate as it might be, but it's fun - I hope you like it!
And some closeups of the focal that started it all, complete with all of its delicious nooks and crannies for attaching bead strands...
Thanks so much for visiting - be sure to visit the other folks participating in the challenge for great doses of beautiful eye candy. And thanks to Mandi and Karen for their fearless leadership!
The Happy Adventurers