Tuesday, October 31, 2006
When combined with this supple bead crochet lariat, the center focal bead just seems to pull the whole look together. This particular focal bead is one of my newest designs. I just love the flow and diversity of this particular style. The focal bead measures approximately 2 1/2". It is composed of Italian glass and has several fringe branches made of seed beads & Swarovski crystals hanging from the center. And now for the piece de resistance...the swirly part that the lariat is wound around is actually a "silly straw" that was reshaped into the necessary configuration. Silly, yet beautiful at the same time.
FYI, I also have some of my lampwork beads up for auction on ebay. They end tomorrow, 11/1/06 . Take a look!