Like many seed beaders, I have a love of big lampworked focals. Many of these live in a box waiting for the Muse to visit me. This one, on the other hand, spoke to me immediately, I knew I wanted to make a spiral rope for it with the appearance of a flowering vine, and to give the focal some naturalistic aerial roots, so yesterday I set to work. Remarkably the transition from my brain to the bead mat was fairly pain free, and the finished result is here:
I am so pleased that I managed to use this beautiful bead, and intend to wear it tomorrow!
Please take a look at Laney's other creations in her Izzybeads shop on Etsy