These were commissioned by a fellow designer. Maryann is a talented beadmaker and all around lovely person. It was a treat to work with beads she created especially for these necklaces and an honor to be asked.
You might remember how I feel about patterns, and it surprises me how much I enjoy making these necklaces. With such a limited design canvas, it's all about the balance of color. Each one is a wonderful challenge to create something unique, and each bead is stitched at random with no patterns or preconceived definition of the finished piece. I dig that about them, and the process is definitely one of my happy places.