Every element I love in this piece. I started off with the amethyst chips and the mirrors at the bottom and then the pearl and disc and leaf beads at the top. There was a silver button with a floral swirl in the top right, but I just couldn't fall in love with that, so I ended up taking it off and I'm glad I did. After the "chunky" pieces, I began to fill it in. My final struggle to complete it was a blank spot in the middle. My daughter, Sami, said it could use some green. I wasn't sure about it at first, but now that it's done I think she made the right recommendation, because I have learned to like the green kinky fringe with the white beads at the ends as well.
I went shopping today for a few new things. Greens, golds and coppers caught my fancy today. Holy cow the metallics are expensive! My husband is unemployed and beads are such a luxury...he has me on a very tight leash when it comes to my bead shopping. So I have to be very thoughtful of every single thing I buy to make sure I love it right off the bat and will get good use of it. I can't be buying things I "might" use in the future...otherwise I'd go nuts at the bead store!!!
Anyways, I will start tomorrow on my next project with the things I bought today. Will post it when it's done.