I thought I'd share with you all the progress I've made in the last few days on the museum order.
7 bracelet bodies (Worms), and 5 "Sweetheart" purse bodies (those are the 'dead fish', LOL, that's what my girlfriend and I call them, as to us, that's pretty much what they look like, until we sew up the sides and embellish them..)
well, here it is. The one I was working on isn't here yet of course, but it's in the stash now. How do you like my bowl? It's one of the latest pieces my father gifted me with. I like how he offers them to me, he knows I like to use them while I work, and so he always asks me if I could "Use it for my beads..." ;) He's getting quite artistic in his designs. In this one, he's added two crushed mussel shell (which he collected by hand on the lake shores) inlays, you can't really see it in this shot, as my work is covering most of it, but here's a better shot of it.
And a closeup of the inlay. Look at the gorgeous color variations in the nacre. It looks so much better in person, depending on the light's angle, the shell turns a beautiful shade of purple. Very nice! See, now you know where I get it from.... ;)