|no matter what I did I could not get the text I added to the collage to appear here|
I changed the colors in the pattern slightly from what the original suggested. The background was to be a crystal ab, but I wanted an opaque background to I used opaque light gold (DB335). Most of the colors in the flower I also switched out - trading transparent for opaque - so that the flowers would stand out against the background. But a glance at the pattern and you see that the overall effect is not much different.
|sayuri collection cherry blossom peyote pattern|
I took the picture earlier this week on a day when the sun was actually shining and we had no rain. Since then I've finished the toggles. I wanted to put some great textured polished stone buttons on to close the cuff. They were fairly small and mimicked the texture of bark, but I dropped one on the stone floor in the kitchen and it broke. I did have more, but I started thinking about how many times I drop jewelry and decided that toggles were safer.
I've also made earrings with white cinnabar, sari silk, and a red Russian leaf. These are very similar to Think Spring. Every time wear these I get asked to make another pair. I'd better get stitching because I've got my eye on some fancy schmancy gemstone beads.