After a while of actually having this up on my wall, it had suddenly hit me that I haven't shared this beautiful piece of art all of you.
My craftie-bestie Karen - responsible for a certain green dress - took a dive into my destash bead collection with a very ingenious idea. The result was this beautiful surprise she made for me.
Karen had mounted this beautiful spring day bead picture on layers of recycled cardboard. She used a paint with a really nice lacquer finish that complements the sheen of the beads oh-so-beautifully. I think this whole project started off when she saw a collection of acrylic rose beads in the destash pile, she had asked at the time if I was doing anything with them.
I'm currently cleaning up the workspace/dining room right now to make my supplies less conspicuous, so it's in a safe place with no risk of damage. I'll be finding a new place to hang it with love. :)