Collected together with bronze bugle and round seed beads for the stems and branches, we get a long, blooming branch of a Sakura tree:
For my second entry, I thought of another special event that takes place right around the start of spring, my mother's birthday. When I think of my Mom I always think of pearls, and I was itching to work with some lustrous keshi freshwater pearls that don't really fit into my usual geometric style. They became the fringe on some round beaded beads, which I complemented with pink Light Clusters beaded beads. Since both beaded beads can be strung through multiple openings, I strung through them using two lengths of beading wire in a crisscrossing pattern, with additional pink and peach freshwater pearls:
A little detour gives the necklace its focal, and an overall Y-shape:
Thanks to the Bead Mavens for putting on this fun challenge! Check out the rest of the challenge entries here.
What's your favorite springtime design?