I made this purse at the tail end of a particularly difficult time for me. I had been planning it for a while, but had set it aside after two false starts. The third time was a charm, and it almost seemed to come together of its own volition.

This necklace was created using peyote stitch with Delica cylinder beads, Czech seed beads and pressed glass, Swarovski crystal and assorted other beads.

Photograph by Marcia Albert of CatchLight Studios


24 March 1999