By Hosteen Klah
Anyway, with that philosophy in mind, the color palette was a bit of a challenge for me. Brick red isn't heavily represented in my bead hoard, and what I do own mostly didn't lend themselves to the inspiration artwork this month. I was thinking that I might give up when my eyes rested on some Victoria Red enameled filigree beads from Painting with Fire Studio. Eureka!
The beads are a little bit bigger than what I would normally wear as earrings, but not crazy huge so I went with it. I added some Red Creek Jasper dangles and a bird charm to bring in some of the ? colors and the bird motif from the weaving.
I thought I would stop there, but then I decided to go ahead and use the third (and last) enameled filigree bead to whip up a coordinating necklace. I have a compulsion to match so I try to make sets when I can. I whipped up a little chain fringe dangle and wire wrapped the enameled bead with some more Red Creek Jasper, and blackened accent beads.