We've asked our Bead Art Original members to tell us about their "proudest creations." In this post, thejadedog tells us about hers, in her own words:
I was very disciplined when making this piece. I scheduled time every day for a month to complete it by a self-imposed deadline. I had no set idea what the finished purse would look like, and just let it grow as I stitched. With this work I taught myself herringbone for the strap covering, and the peacock itself was my first attempt at embroidery.
I completed this piece in October 2005 and it was a finalist in Bead Dreams 2006. It sold September 2008.