Sunday, December 30, 2012

Tagua Nut Sea Horses

Shortly after I started going to Bead & Button I discovered Tagua Nut beads.  These come from palms that grow in South America, and they are often called "living ivory".  I have an iguana and a humming bird, but the shape that I really latched on to were the Sea Horses, buying one each year.  Unfortunately, the vendor stopped coming to the show so I haven't been able to get any for a while.  I still have a couple in my stash that I haven't turned in to necklaces yet.  These are the first two Sea Horses that I bought.  I used patterns from a book on Russian netting that was focused on bead designs inspired by Coral.  Quite appropriate.

Observant readers may have noticed that I have added two pages to my blog.  The first one Beadwork Gallery, is currently a catch all for my bead work, the second one is devoted solely to pieces that I have made with Larry Scott beads.

1 comment:

  1. How beautiful and unique. You have been busy this weekend.