It feels like a while since I blogged about what I've been up to, which makes me feel like I'm not accomplishing anything. I've actually been working on several projects at once that are in varying states of completion, and not all of them are quite ready to show to the world. One in particular is quite ambitious, and it's evolving from rather esoteric, science-nerd origins into a whole lot of crystal bling. I'm interested to see what it will look like when it's done! But I don't quite want to let it out into the world until then...
In the meantime, I think that I am ready, however, to show this:
It's a dodecahedral version of the Fiberoptic Duo beaded beads, so it's a Fiberoptic Dodecahedron. It's actually my fourth attempt at this design. If you purchased the Fiberoptic Duo pattern, you might have noticed another version of this beaded bead in the "Variations and Inspirations" section at the end of the pattern. This newer version includes crystals on the inside for a subtle sparkle (but is a "subtle sparkle" really possible?), Also, the seed beads in the lace overlay of this beaded bead make nice little stars!
It's hollow but self-supporting, and surprisingly strong.
Oh, and I also made a watermark for my photos.