Here are the beads that everyone is starting with for this current Michael's Beading challenge. I fell in love with the brown, white and Royal Blue color palette and mixed in some green well, cuz it's awesome.
My first is a bracelet. I strung beads on 3 strands of waxed linen cording, making bunches of beads in between the blue and white ceramic rounds, for some added texture! I created a button loop with some cool tubing from MyElements and added a Diane Hawkey Faith bead as the button.
The second piece I made is a necklace with one of Jeani Christen's wingspread owls. I used regular beading wire, strung the beads in a symmetrical pattern and finished the clasp with the owl button layered on top of a ceramic disc from Round Rabbit Extra.
For the second bracelet, I strung the white nuggets on linen cording using the owl button this time as the focal of this piece. Finished it off with a Saki Silver bronze toggle clasp.