Why am I making so many leaves? My part-time collaboration partner Nanette makes jewelry kits for a beadwoven piece that she designed called the Poppy Passion Slider. Each kit contains one of her lovely poppy beads and 3 of my small leaf beads. Last week she told me that she needs leaves for 30 kits over the next 2 weeks. Yikes - that's 90 leaves! I hope I don't have to let her down.
Here are some examples of the Poppy Passion Slider. I made the first one and used an extra leaf. Nanette made the second one with a kit and the third one with two kits put together. This is our 4th year selling these kits, and they're still in demand - how nice for us!
Here's the rest of what I rescued from the kiln this morning. Some of them will go into kits, others will be for sale in my booth.
And tomorrow I'll be hitting the torch nice and early so I can finish up the first half of the 90 required leaves. On that note, I'd better go get a good night's sleep!