My favourite series of beads this year has definitely been my mask, or face beads. I started with the goal of producing a serene Buddha head. I'm not there yet, I have a tendency to go off on a tangent and I have a low boredom threshold. I don't enjoy making the same thing over and over, hence my concentration on focals - rather than sets. But I will make a Buddha head one day!
This is the first of my Ancients - I wanted him to look like a stone relic.
with more work they developed the serenity I was after -
I had to bead around one - it was the perfect time to use the sleek Czech spikes I'd been hoarding. This is a mixture of little Miyuki cubes, Miyuki seed beads in sizes 6, 11 and 15 and some lovely little pearls in the perfect colour (I can't resist this sludgy green!).
I'll show you my Green Man beads next time! Please feel free to leave me a comment or contact me.