Oil Slick

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IMG_2158Her work is never done!  She’s responsible for helping out during all those oily disasters, sending mammals to the shoreline for cleaning, and heroically restoring order when is seems there is none in sight.  Day in, day out, it’s one catastrophe after another.  No wonder she’s a considered a curmudgeon by her seafaring sisters.  At least she has good taste in jewelry.  Perhaps this is the solidified remains of a long ago spill?  Anyone remember the Exxon Valdez?

Oil Slick, another in the Mermaid Series.  This one is dark and sparkly, made with size 8 seed beads in a pure grape and some very iridescent daggers.  These daggers, at 11mm in length are neither as long nor as wide as those in Old Bones, but they work equally well.

I remain surprised by this series.  They all look so formidable, yet in the hand, and on the wrist, they are supple and slinky and quite sensuous.  Looks can be deceiving, even with beadwork.

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