I spotted this pendant in the last issue of Bead magazine and thought I'd like to make one for myself. The design is by Diana Fitzgerald and the original also incorporates a tassel which I decided wasn't for me unless it was going to be a handbag charm instead of a necklace. It is made using size 11 Delica beads and the embellishment in the centre is a pretty button which I spotted in my local shop and seemed just right. The button is needed because the design is made from 12 tiny beaded triangles joined together which leaves a hole in the centre which is better filled. My apologies that it isn't hanging nicely but because it has turned into a dreary afternoon I had to resort to scanning it instead of taking a photograph.
I set off this morning in sunshine to meet some friends for lunch and while we were enjoying a lovely lunch complete with plenty of crafty chat the weather turned dull on us but at least it is still dry so not all bad. I really have to go in search of my card making mojo which seems to have disappeared for the time being and needs to return so that I can get on with using up some of my 'stash'.