I fell in love with this Donna Millard bead as soon as I saw it. I just loooooove those stripes and the whole organic feel of it. I have serious problems when I see her updates--there really isn't any of her work that I don't love and I have to hold myself back because I already have a big stack of them! I'm just happy that I finally sat down and crafted something up with this one.
So, how about those little striped shells? I've never seen anything like them and when a little Happy Mango holiday coupon came out, I did a little splurging. They're called "Columbilia shells." I think they're just perfect little zebra striped bits!! It's all mixed up with amethyst, green garnet, & lava rock rounds along with a couple of HMBStudios lampwork disks. It has been hard for me to go symmetric, but I really think it was the best thing to do to really feature this bead. I was able to go asymmetric on the bracelet instead. haaaaaaaaaaa
I'm off to get these babies posted to Etsy...then if I sell them I can buy some more of Donna's beads! haaaaaaaaaaa