I almost opted to take a nap yesterday afternoon. It was one of those blustery, crazy wind days in the Mojave and as luck would have it, I’m fending off a head cold, hopped out on Zicam. After dropping off plants at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center, I decided to take the afternoon off and head home. Had a warm beverage and hunkered down to troll Etsy, just window shopping (you know.) Instead of napping, like a sensible person might choose to do, I pulled out some wool roving to play with and made some cords. Then I wandered into my “bead cave” and started flipping through my stash looking for some bone beads that I swore I had in a box somewhere (again, you know.) Never did find those beads, but I found some other interesting stuff that I thought might work for the February Art Bead Scene challenge this month.
The Conference of the Birds by Habiballah
I love it when a design magically falls into place, and fast. This only happens every so often, where the combination of beads and materials seem to effortlessly blend together in a split second and I know something bigger than myself is guiding my hands. That’s what happened in a very short time frame during the creation of this necklace. It’s a very simple design, but I like it. Thinking I may need to hold on to this one for a spell.
Materials used: waxed cotton cord, antique lampwork key bead, lampwork glass beads, wooden beads, ceramic beads, clay bird beads, wooden bird focal and some wire wrapping. See what others have created this month on the flickr group.