bead-paletteI am making progress on the leaf jewelry I am designing.  The process of making the leaves has been worked out in copper and I am now transitioning to silver.

I want to use beads with the silver leaves and have selected these beads as the palette I will work with.  They are blue lace agate and amazonite gemstones and “Dug” trade beads from Mali.   I think it is a lovely palette to work with.  I don’t really have a preconceived notion of how I will put them together – I will go with what feels right at the time.