A friend gave me a very tangled mess of beads and embellishments that was once strung together as a necklace. After cutting the pieces apart, I discovered that one of the fancy metal disks would be perfect for this piece. I stitched it down with Nymo and let the green background show through the cutout. The crooked bugle bead path seems to have wound it's way through both of my 2010 BJP's. What do you suppose that is all about? I'll let you know, when I figure it out. Also, did you notice the luscious size 3 seeds (olive) that I purchased at That Bead Lady. Have you ever seen seed beads this large? Bowing to tradition, I've also included a few hearts for the month of February. I'm not normally nostalgic, but am using these as a reminder of all of the types of love in our lives. Love of self, love of family, love of friends, love of memories, love of art, love of beads, love of techniques, love of fibre, love of challenges, love of recycling and love of anything else that strikes your fancy.