Just for Fun!

It’s been a long time coming, but after spending countless hours, weeks, months, and years creating projects for others to make and enjoy, it’s important that I take time to create just for fun with no tutorials to write or kits to assemble. I’m presently sorting through my collection of beads and components that I have acquired throughout the years. Many were purchased at bead shows, some online, some were gifted and others are found objects. I’ve had the large carved cinnabar bead forever, but it wasn’t until I found the laughing Buddha bead that I finally had impetus to use it. The detail of the Buddha is incredible! I wove a beaded cylinder, added beads of alabaster, shrink plastic, carved bone, and a faux coral bead made of polymer clay. All are strung on a plush tassel to comprise the pendant, which I can wear on a leather cord, chain, or as shown on a beaded neck ring. I’ve titled this piece “Tripple Happiness” because the bone bead has three carved smiling faces. I have Plush Tassels with Buddha beads in my Etsy shop. Laughing Buddahs are supposed to bring one good luck…I think we could all use some of that nowadays!

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on December 10, 2020.

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