The picture below shows one of my projects from the book "Exposed" and right below a new version made by a member of the New Jersey Bead Society. It was a lovely surprise to meet somebody who bought the book and had already made one of the projects but with a twist. This lady decided to re-create the bracelet using only sterling silver and she found very similar "flower connectors" that gave her the same look of my design. She wanted a bracelet with no beads and the result was equally fabulous.
I am positive that my fellow designers Katie Hacker and Margot Potter will be happy to see this - our goal is essentially to encourage people not only to make something pretty following our instructions but inspire them to re-create our pieces making their own version - like adding their signature to it.
"Lakshimi set" - bracelet and small chandelier earrings on sterling silver.