Here’s my next bead embroidery pendant, this time with a puma. I made this little puma head a year or so ago, so she’s waited quite a long time to fully come to life. She’s sculpted from polymer clay then painted.
I selected two beautiful cabochons to surround her. The top one is fossilized palm wood. I’ve forgotten what the other one is, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it were rainforest jasper. I bought them both at bead shows and luckily I still had the receipt with the fossilized palm wood, and the receipt documented what the stone was. Some stones I know immediately, but others are less familiar to me. In the future, I’ll have to label them. If I sell them, the buyer might want to know what the stones are.
Anyway, this piece is in the initial bead embroidery stages and I thought it might be good to snap a photo of it at the point. This piece is a first for me in that I’ve used these beautiful “maple leaf” Czech pressed glass beads. They’re lightly frosted and a beautiful color of green.