Summer berries are starting to ripen here, a favorite bear food. These centerpiece bead clusters of green opal from Artbeads reminded me of ripening berries, with their purplish, green, and red tones. They are ‘knitted’ beads, strung together to form a hollow sphere. The Black Bear is glazed clay, other beads are faceted unakaite, jet, brecciated jasper, red jasper, carved quartz crystal (leaf), carved rainforest jasper(rhyolite) and sterling silver. They all combine to evoke the sparkling warmth and deep flavors of early summer.
–Submitted by Artbeads.com Customer Annette