I came up with some beautiful things during that time--many of which were for my mother. She wanted some new necklaces that were just the perfect length (she prefers 16" as opposed to the standard 18"), and was having trouble finding them. So, we decided to collaborate. First, we trundled off and went bead-hunting together. At the store, she picked out the ones that she likes. Then when we went home, I got to work!
These are the results: six necklaces and matching earrings.
Once home, I also created stories for each set--which I will be posting here soon. One of these may actually already look familiar--I made the black and green set to list on my store (called the Piper's Song). I also made one for myself--a bit short, to act as a choker.
Overall, I am very pleased!