The beading on the Harvest Goddess is finished. For her long, luxuriant hair, I used a twisted fringe technique with my variegated beads and then tacked down the fringe. My eyes happened upon these lovely golden amber glass leaves in my bead stash and I couldn’t resist giving her a crown. I’ve been fascinated by crowns ever since I was in kindergarten. I loved to draw crowns on all of the ladies in my pictures. When my Mom took me to the library, I always made a beeline for the adult section to find my precious treasure – a big, heavy dusty old book containing color photos of the crown jewels of England. I loved thumbing through that book to gaze upon all of the beautiful, sparkly objects it contained.
Ideas about my October page are starting to glimmer in my mind. The image of a candle has been present in my thoughts all day. I think I will start with that and then see where it takes me.
Isn’t it fascinating how our childhood delights have a way of surfacing on our bead journal pages! Your crowned Harvest Goddess is just scrumptious!
She is super, I love her luscious locks
I love the idea of using variagated beads for the hair…it’s looks great!
Oh, she’s so beautiful – essential even !
very, very cool!
I love her hair – it reminds me a little of Indian corn.
Thanks ladies! I gave her the hair that I would like to have – long and luxuriant. 🙂 Now that the gray is coming in at a steady rate, one could say that I have variegated hair! -Karen
She is wonderful, Karen — that hair reminds me of fall in Ohio when all the corn was being harvested when I was a kid. This is a terrific piece!
Thanks Kathy! Yes, this hank of beads really reminded me of Indian corn so I thought it would make the perfect hair for a Harvest Goddess. -Karen
She is so beautiful.