I went right to the Pearls section of artbeads and picked up some head drilled peacock keshi pearls. I love they way they reflect light and the purple tones were perfect- representing the shadows at dusk that form on the icy snow.
I also found some great quartz crystal coin beads in the gemstone section, and the awesome czech glass 6mm fire polised blue celsian beads in the glass beads section.
My inspiration was the ice storm we had. It was beautiful, and I wish I would have taken some photos, but it was sooo hard to walk around, that I just stayed bundled up inside.
So, without further ado, here is my winter enchantment, like an evening falling on an icy woods.
I made a wire wrapped circle for the focal- first, to look barren like the tree and bushes, all bare and tangled, but also, to represent how it seemed winter would never end! I added a great chunk of crystal quartz and a stick pearl of my own, along with some chain to complete the design. I love how it turned out. Simple, sparkly, quiet, just like winter.
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