I'm finally remembering to go back to the original purpose of this blog, which was to work my way through Marcia's book Beaded Opulence (find it here ) and kind of got sidetracked by all the other "ooh shiny" things in my possession.
Here are a couple of those things while I remember where I was in Marcia's book and get back to work!
Another custom flower for another friend, this time attached to a barrette for her hair!
Something different I decided to try out, a new kind of bangle:
And to start bringing us back around to Marcia's book, a vintage-y pink and gold daisy spacer version of Abacus, the first project in the book.