Today is the shortest day - or the longest night.
For me, this season is a time for reflection. About family, friends, old traditions and new beginnings. About love, faith and hope for ourselves and for the world. Each of us must follow our own star, even through the darkest night.
I was inspired by some slightly iridescent, deep indigo-coloured glass beads, which seem to me to have the luminous glow of twilight sky. The dark-grey seed beads are for the night sky, and the eighteen star-shaped bead caps, like the clasp, are "antique gold" metal (not real gold, alas). The colours have not really come
out at all in this picture, taken in artificial light, but you can see the
design pretty well, and the nice drape given by the flexible beading wire.