A beautiful amber bead that was gifted to me by my good friend, Stacy. In case you don't know Stacy, hop over to her blog, MagicLoveCrow and you will quickly discover one of the most upbeat, kindest souls in blogland. You will also discover she is a talented painter with a passion for crows, and she sells her art on Etsy. So, back to the bead!
The Friesen Project wraps up April with one more project from Christi's Cats book. This week Katie created a wonderful tutorial to make a trinket box which you can read about here.
I decided to make mine a hanging sculpture.
Since some amber can darken when subjected to heat, I decided the best course was to add the bead in a dangle after the piece was finished. Better safe than sorry! Stacy's bead is the round one in between two ?amber beads that I believe are from Germany & were given to me by my Mom. I did antique this piece with brown paint & added a satin protective coat.
I'm still beading away on the fern leaves, and figured I should clean the house before I had to set more places at the dinner table for the dust bunnies!
Have a happy creative weekend everyone!