Heather taught us all her secrets (shhhhh!) for making spectacular canes for polymer clay. And here I thought that magical elves made these tiny patterns and scenes on her beads! I can already see the possibilities opening before me and have bought my first pasta machine and bricks of colored clay. I am sure that before too long I will be making beads of my own, but that won't stop me from buying more Humblebeads! One is never enough!
While I was there, I suggested that having a signature cane would be a great idea. Funny that Heather had never thought of that before! Not only did she whip up a signature cane for me to use (the tiniest key you have ever seen in clay!), but she developed one of her own: a birds' nest with three little blue eggs. Quickly she was applying them to all different bead shapes, including the workhorse of the Humblebeads studio: the disk bead.
She gifted me with a few of the very first she made, and I thought that it would be special to make them into some sweet earrings.
I love nests and eggs. And eggs need a bird. And nests need a branch. Don't you agree?
I would wear these sweet little danglers with a tunic top from Sundance that is the color of a brilliant spring sky dotted with clouds on a light breeze blowing by.
Erin Prais-Hintz invites you to go on a journey of inspiration at her blog Treasures Found :: Inspiration is Everywhere. You can view a gallery of her work at http://www.tesoritrovati.com/ or purchase her popular line of 'Simple Truths' in her Etsy shop.