Oops, I'm a bit late......I meant to upload this image weeks ago, but I forgot.
Carmi's challenge for this month was to alter/decorate/ transform these big beads into something beautiful (they are wooden -- about 1 1/4 inches long. I used gesso and paint and more gesso and more paint and stamped tissue and more gesso and gold paint. They are less "dimensional" than I wanted, but they are pretty.
The egg with the ducky and froggie was a metal easter egg that I got in my basket every year when I was young. Filled with jelly beans. I don't like easter jelly beans. They don't come in black. I have to investigate where the other eggs went. One was a big, blue pasteboard egg. My mom probably sold it! (My mom had an antique store. If it wasn't locked up (or hidden in your bedroom), it was fair game) (see, mom -- it's all your fault that I'm a hoarder. I'm keeping it away from you.... LOL)