Very often when I have a bit of vacation time, that is when a new design presents itself....I guess that is no accident or surprise. A little more free time, a little more relaxation, a little more inspiration.
This years Bead Cruise provided that opportunity. Mark traveled with me and we had lot's of time on the ocean with only two stops at ports.
I brought beads and a little bit of inspiration. This is a photo I've been carrying around with me for a few years with the intent to bead it.
Tina Givens whose fabric design this is, graciously gave me her permission to reinterpret her design in beads.
As with most interpretations it is not literal but does capture the sense of her drawing.
The little top lifts up to reveal a hidden paradise, bead by Heather Power of Humble beads. I love the whimsy of this piece and that it holds a secret inside.
You've caught me cheating....the strap is not quite done, but I'm off for a few days airstreaming during which time I'll finish it and who knows perhaps another design will present itself.