So, I've been busy trying to turn some of my beady imaginings into finished beadwork for the Midnight Garden exhibition and I think I am 'in the zone' now. A few months ago, I was wandering around a rock and gem shop and I spotted a small basket of opalite eggs. As soon as I saw them I thought 'dragons' eggs' and so I rummaged through the basket until I found the perfect one, bought it and took it home with me and then forgot about it until last week. After I had finished last week's necklace I wondered what to work on next and then my eye landed on the egg which was quietly gathering dust in the corner. Almost immediately I heard a little story begin in my head and as I listened, I learned how the very rare and precious dragons' eggs are held within protective flowers that grow in a beautiful enchanted garden. Apparently, these flowers (which are carefully tended by the fairy folk of course) only bloom on moonlight nights and the egg then absorbs energy from the moon until it is ready to hatch. Once I knew the truth, I began to bead ...
Ok, back to beady fairyland I go! Oh, and just a little note to my new readers - please do not be alarmed, I am really quite 'normal' ;o)
See you soon!