When my friend Andrea lived in Palo Alto, during one of my visits we had a private bead class with Shiho Yamashita (who, I've just discovered, has an Etsy shop (!) though she doesn't have any items currently listed). Shiho makes the most beautiful things. Andrea and I both made earrings - well, I made one earring and have yet to make the other. I couldn't find the one I'd made, either. Someone really needs to clean out my beading space and do some organizing in there.
I also made this necklace, but sadly, it broke! Grrr! As I was driving along, I suddenly felt beads spilling down into the front of my shirt. Strange sensation.
I've driven around with it in my car for quite a very long time. I really should fix it. The problem is that the pendant is not separate from the chain, common in Japanese style beading, so the entire thing has to come apart and be redone.
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