May is a special time in the Sonoran Desert when the giant sentinels, the saguaro cacti, bloom. Around mid-May, you may view the small "nubs" officially known as inflourescents, on the heads and arms of the saguaro. Shortly thereafter, each saguaro seems to receive the memo to begin their journey of bloom. Before too long, small white flowers can be seen throughout the Arizona desert. The bats, birds and bees love it. I have used my beads to imitate the saguaro in their finest.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
The April BJP serves multi-purposes. It is a celebration of Don's 65th birthday; the mirror serves as a reflection of time; the coming of spring and a trip to Washington, DC. The doll has 3 floral gardens in her belly which are indicative of my visit to the DC Arboretum. The doll also incorporates a moss agate cabochon, a fitting stone for Spring. The fringe uses seed beads and small daggers. The doll hangs from a simple Ndebele embellished necklace. Happy Spring!
Here is my swapped piece going to Sandra. It has a tiger eye and turquoise cabochons with bead embroidery. I chose a netted necklace to hang the piece from Notice the turquoise beads in the bead embroidery? It represents matrix going through the turquoise. Hope you enjoy it,Sandra!