Sometimes I can fiddle for ages with a selection of beads and somehow the design just doesn't seem to come together. Then other times the beads seem to sort themselves into something that works straight away.
When I spotted this large bead in my local bead shop I couldn't resist it (even though I have more than enough beads already and just needed a packet of crimps). A quick browse around the shop and I found the little strawberry quartz beads and the smokey quartz hearts that went with it so well. I added a few green Swarovski crystals and little shell beads I had at home to tie in the other colours and add a bit of sparkle. All done in one day before my purchases made it into the bead box.