October 31, 2005

Memories of a New Orleans Swamp

This past summer I visited a good friend in New Orleans and we attended a bead retreat in Shreveport LA. This was all before this year's hurricanes.

I bought a couple of hanks of beads in one of my favorite colors, yellow-green, because they looked like the color of the pond scum on some of the swamps we passed. While waiting for news that friends in the path of the storms were all right, I started working on a freeform peyote bracelet.
The rough Baltic Amber, seed beads and bronze crystals all came together into a bracelet that looks like a forest floor or tree stumps and moss poking up through a stagnant pond. I am very pleased with this one, although a friend looked at it and said, "yuckky, pond scum!" Isn't it great that we all don't have the same tastes?


  1. Judith, I love the swamp bracelet.
    Great job on the blog! Now we can keep up with you and the beading adventures.

  2. Anonymous9:16 AM

    Judith, I really love this freeform swamp braccelet - it does indeed remind me of trees coming out of the swamp... keep up the great work!!