So this is the general state of the work table these days:
I'm back to making beaded beads and bead embroidered box lids.
Matte metallic is still one of my favorite seed bead finishes - they work up in such interesting ways on a beaded bead.
I've had to re-learn how to do these - You can tell the dark raspberry was the practice bead.
I've been watching "Chef's Table," a 6 episode series streaming on Netflix. I've been keeping three different notebooks while I view the program - one for food ideas, one for general observations, and one for beadwork inspirations. The inspiration for the bead embroidery piece is from Magnus Nilsson and his "Sweets Box:"
The colors and variety of textures are intriguing to me, as well as the rustic box containing them.
Early days yet on this piece, but I like the direction it's taking.
I have no memory of acquiring those flat turquoise nuggets, but I love how they pave together.
So, that's me right now and of course, more later.