I got these beads from Mandy Ainsworth a talented seed beader.
I then went back to a design style I have been working with to use the focal bead...I call it Midnight Garden
Yes, these were beads I wouldn't pick out for myself, and I walked around with the focal bead in my purse for a few days trying to figure out what to make with it. I am pretty pleased with what I came up with and am looking forward to seeing what everyone else made. I have a gallery show on Friday so I'll get some feedback and maybe sell them that night!
Here is the list of participants....