As I sat and tried my best to decide what to get my BFF for her birthday, I realized that I could get ahead of the game and also send her her ornament! Hark!
Seeing as how I had just picked up a strand of these snowman beads from Joann's, I could put them to good use.
This was another Karen Desousa Ornament based on the Celestial Series.
Again, I have squat for fire-polished beads, so some substitution was in order.
I used matte white 6/0s (of which I have great abundance, due to a botched bead excursion in which the buyer did his very best, and I am still very grateful! ) for the belly band, light blue and a darker blue 11/0's, snowman beads and their corresponding spotted round beads, and some weird spoon beads that I'm pretty sure came from Spokane.
I am fairly pleased with this ornament, and my friend really likes it. Mission accomplished.
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