While I was snowed in last weekend I also had time to make a necklace for my other half using a large raku bead from Caroline.
He had chosen this bead quite awhile ago, and I had already planned out the design I wanted to make with it...this necklace does not look like those sketches at all. While I was stitching, this piece took on a mind of its own. I had originally intended for a more pagoda-like top, but when i started connecting all of the pieces together I felt like the top needed to be circular, mirroring the designs on the bead.
Once I had the bead suspended, I had to go back in and place a strand of stitching across the back of the bead to keep it from rotating front to back. I like that the smoke gray of the clay is still mostly visible.
Thank you for checking out my creations today! I hope you will hop along and see what everyone else has dug out of their stash this month - I'm off to do that right now!