Home Again

June has been a month of constant travel, with not a moment to spare for my bead table. I was about to say that I haven't touched a bead in the past 30 days, but that would not be entirely correct. One of my trips took me through Nashville, where I spent a fun hour browsing the shelves of Be Dazzled Beads. I packed my Pantone Fall Color samples for the occasion, and stocked up on some of my favorite hues!
Clockwise from top left: Emerald, Samba, Turbulence and Mykonos Blue

Don't you love the raku focal that combines the cool elegance of Emerald and the rich spiciness of Samba? But fall colors will have to wait a bit longer. I have three (3!) challenge pieces to create for July, all celebrating the current season, beginning with this selection of beads from Lisa of Pine Ridge Treasures.

Be sure to come back on July 6th for the reveal of the Seasons blog hop!