So this year I decided to try and enter the Battle of the Beadsmith! I was honored to be accepted because there are so many fabulous artists involved from all over the country. Actually it was quite intimidating to be part of it! I decided to use emerald green crystals because it was the color of the year...also because they went so well with the beads I had picked up from my local bead store (the round coppery druzy looking beads).
I was really happy with how it all came together, because I usually start out with no idea of how it will look! I also beaded a design onto the back, so you could wear it either way. My friend Jason Armstrong took these great photos for me. He also supplied the model, which I didn't have.