|from Petersen Beadwear|
For a long time I felt that making pieces from kits was somehow "cheating." Then I realized that it was really more like taking a workshop via paper. Here I am in little Quitman, Georgia. Where the Georgia governor may come to toss a skillet, but few workshops are held anywhere near here. I've looked into driving four hours to Atlanta, but they always seem to fall on a day when I absolutely cannot miss work or have to be some place else.
I had such a great time and learned so much from making the Gingko Leaf Necklace by Diane Fitzgerald that I thought I would give another kit a try. Even if you aren't interested in buying a kit, take a look at all the flora and fauna in Petersen's work. It is really spectacular. Petersen also has his Daisy Chain necklace in the April 2012 Bead & Button.