These started with some large (24 mm) silver colored filigree beads - I had purchased these for enameling, but I have hundreds of them! Hundreds! I'll never enamel them all - so I started to think ... what ELSE can I do with these beads?
I grabbed some Fireline, and doubled it, worried that the sharp edges of the holes on these metal beads would cut the thread.
I grabbed some seed beads, and started playing, weaving in and out of the holes.
It took several tries before I found a pattern I liked:
I gave these to Sonya this morning as her Christmas gift - I think she likes them!