Wire Fest in Philly. I got a lot of comments on the piece and figured out that I needed to do a tiny bit of tweaking since the way the piece sat when flat was different than when it was being worn and my bees need further anchoring.
bead mixes are indeed a great way to get the different sizes you need for a freeform peyote piece. I may have to play some more with free form peyote, maybe developing a class to teach how to make a bracelet or something.
I felt very springy wearing my new piece and and it works well with my general style for my work which tends to be fairly organic and inspired for nature.
I had to include this last photo which show the fact that I ended up with some beads left but not lots. I was unsure how many packages of the mixes to get and although I could have added more to my lariat to use up even more than I did I stopped when the piece felt finished. I am really impressed that I didn't end up with that much left over. I think those 2 extra wings might have to go onto an angel for my studio.
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