I picked up quite a variety from her as her beads were just so gorgeous. I could not help but stand there sifting through the baskets of multi-colored glass. My partners in crime (Christine and Sally) were right there beside me; just as mesmerized as I was. So you'll definitely be seeing more from me using her beads in upcoming earring designs.
The pattern of each bead is its own custom design in red, black and olive green. My picture-taking skills (or lack there of) just don't do these justice. The colors are just stunning. I paired them up with some hammered silver to create paddles for my onyx rondelles. I haven't made paddles before, but found them easy to create. This is a second pair in a series of artisan bead earrings that I'm working of for the AJE Earring challenge.