But I stray ...
My beading buddy Karen and I visited Shipwreck Beads last week. I just had to pick up some Preciosa Ripple beads. I have been lusting after them since I first saw them on the Shipwreck website. I started this bracelet while watching Game of Thrones Sunday night.
Half way through the episode, one of Lord Opuson's old friends that we haven't seen in almost 9 years showed up on our doorstep. What a blast it was catching up. He had been living in Arizona but recently divorced and moved back into the area. I am so happy for Opuson to reconnect after all this time.
As CJ had interrupted the episode, we got to watch it again later. That gave me a chance to finish it all in one evening. It looked a bit sparse with only the ripple beads, so I added a few floral beads to plump it out.
I have had this ceramic focal for some time, the glaze reminded me of frosted window panes on winter nights in my childhood home. My folks had no central heat in those days and our upstairs bedrooms would get sooooo cold at night. At the time, I did not appreciate beauty of the winter wonderland right outside my bedroom window (teenage ennui and all that growing up stuff ....). Now I wish I could look out at night and see a ceiling of stars painted from one side of the sky to the other... too many lights in the city now.
I finally found beads to pair with it. The crackles really add the perfect touch.