Thursday, October 30, 2008
FADE TO BLACK - Finished or UFO?
This is an Opal Agate faceted bead that I wanted to turn into an embroidered cab. The stone itself is 1-5/8" wide.
The stone is perfect rusty orange, then gray, fading to really dark, dark brown but the entire bead is surrounded in black. The large beads encircling it are kind of a strange iridescent orange/gold that picks up the gold stripe down the center of the stone. The next circle of beads are faceted black bicones. I could be done here. But, in the fashion of Jamie Cloud Eakins, I think I will add loops bale and fringe all around it. I also plan to make matching earrings. I have two small fat coin beads that are also orange Opal Agate. I already have the design in mind. I love this piece. It is so ME.