Sometimes customers force me out of my comfort zone. I have a fantastic customer that lives in Asia and she really wanted a multi-colored bead woven pair of earrings. Well.... I had been there and done that many, many, many years ago - and just really love making solid color beads. However, because this customer is so super nice and always asks for special requests with much enthusiasm and joy (I can just tell over email that she is smiling while she types) - I relented. And I am so glad I did. I have to say I remembered how much I love making my "dappled" beads, as I used to call them, almost 10 years ago. Just tinges of each color coming together to make a story all their own on one bead.
Thank you so much Cindy - you keep me honest and continue the inspiration in my work. Look for more of these "dappled" beads in the months to come. They will be limited edition - so get them while they are posted:)