Bello Modo announced its winners for their Radiant Orchard Challenge. I did manage to finish this piece for the challenge:
This was made with Czech mates 2-hole tiles, Toho Takumi's, Swarovski crystal rose satin and purple haze crystals, and Vintaj dragonfly charms. The focal is a lampwork bead, by my friend and fellow beader Carolyn Harmon (MVLBA). I love her beads!
The closest to Radiant Orchid I had in my stash were the Takumi's color called dragonfruit. They brought out the color of the art bead.
I won 3rd place in the Bello Modo Takumi Summer Challenge. I love to complete challenges because it focuses my designs--rather than beading for the sake of beading. Not that I don't do a lot of that anyway.
Make sure you stop by Bello Modo's Facebook page to see all the entries.
Have I said that I love challenges? Well I do.