When I first started doing beadwork about 20 years ago, I began with the peyote stitch. First beading around tiny perfume bottles (ironic) and then I discovered the japanese delica beads which were not the donut shape of most seed beads but a machine manufactured cylinder bead. What that meant was that it made the most wonderful regular and flowing bead fabric when using the peyote stitch. I must have made several hundred of these bracelets (all my own designs) and sold them in local galleries for many years. As time passed, I moved on to other stitches and other techniques but I still like to work with the delicas occasionally.
My plan yesterday was to start a bead embroidered pin/pendant but when I saw these beautiful colored delicas, I knew I had to start another bracelet...I don't usually title my work, especially not simple bracelets, but I'm calling this one, "going back to her roots"...and these 2 inches took me almost 2 hours...NOT a fast stitch, especially with such small beads!