Sunday, November 15, 2009
June, a dear friend who has been supportive of all my efforts in art and life, to me, epitomizes the ideas of a virtuous woman as poetically described in Proverbs 31. I made this little book for her birthday last year and didn't think to photograph it. She brought it back to me to be fixed when it was damaged, so I have this opportunity to post it. Since I do love to work with all things red, I do love to work with the idea of rubies. The book has a red velvet cover and special beads from my little collection. The finial bead is from a red crystal pin and earing set given to me by my parents. The long one is from a delightful trip to Los Angeles over 20 years ago. I found a great bead shop and went crazy buying oriental beads from Turkey to China and further. I still have a few jade, coral and others. I love to use them in and on special projects like this.