The moral of this story must surely be "Be careful what you wish for"!
So here are my first beads of the year. I have another Taj focal, this time a lentil shape, with some lovely detail;
Then there is a set of wavy beads, so I'm cleverly calling these, ummm... wave beads!
Finally a set of beads inspired by the night sky and star gazing adventures through my telescope.
The Pinwheel Galaxy is a spiral galaxy about 27 million light-years away and about twice the size of the Milky Way.
This set of Pinwheel Galaxy beads was inspired by the fabulous swirl of this beautiful galaxy. Droplets of real silver on the surface of the bead represent the starry masses that hang in the galaxy's gravitational sphere.
All of these beads are listed in my Etsy Shop.
I'm busy making some jewellery for a special project at the moment, but I'm hoping to be making lots more beads again soon.