I had one of those outbursts of inspiration in the last couple of days. As many of you know, I am a fiend for Pinterest and have been pinning the work of Earl Pardon for years. I’ve marveled at its modern, colorful almost “Hundterwasser” patterning, evoking the rhythm of quilts and grids (to which I am drawn.) After brewing ideas for designs in my mind, I did some sketching and decided upon a form. And then I basically sat down at my work table and beaded like a mad woman (through a beautiful Colorado afternoon, through trick-or-treaters, through the Mets losing game 4 of the World Series and a short sleep in between) to execute my idea. I finished it at 7AM. I am very excited about this cuff. It is simple: just peyote stitch with spots and dashed of color, in strategic (very strategic- down to the last bead) placed, then embroidered with flat discs of stones, glass, hematite, gems. It has a great weight and it captures the feeling of the spark of inspiration that I had in my crazy mind.