I started out with a piece of Succor Creek Jasper that looks like a beautiful desert landscape, and inspired by my friend Cathy Helmers (an expert in bead embroidery), I made the focal below. It is truly a one of a kind piece. I used a lot of the hybrid seed beads surrounding the cab and fringe. Sadly, the hybrid seed beads are not being made anymore, so you better get them before they are gone.
And this piece too. The focal is a lampwork bead made by Carolyn Harman, MVLBA.
Thank you Sally for hosting this challenge, and for providing those links about beading cabochons. I had great fun with these!
I will get to hopping sometime after the weekend. My nieces are coming for a visit, while my brother and sister in law go to the Ohio State game. So I must clean, clean, clean and get rid of stink bugs (the ones that look like shields).
Host: Sally Russick