Ha! Monkeygirl has done it again. She sent this link to the cleverest beadwork design I've seen in a month of Sundays:
OH yeah. You can talk about your fancy graphed patterns and your elaborate color schemes. Uh-huh. But LiciaBeads at Etsy has great design all figured out -- 1. Bead what you know (LOL!) and 2. Less is more (except perhaps when it comes to the TP). Ahhh, the unity of form and function, a perfect exploitation of the inherent properties of beads and wire. Oops, I think I just had an art criticgasm.
Seriously, when I asked Licia if I could post a picture of her darn-it-wish-I'd-thought-of-it design, she said, "Sure!" and even went one better. She's offering a free pair of her sterling star earrings to any purchasers who use coupon code SeriousTP808. All you have to do is choose the star color.
[The fine print: Use coupon SeriousTP808 for your free gift of beaded star earrings with sterling earwires when you make a purchase from LiciaBeads. Just let her know what color you would like or it will be chosen at random. See listing http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14353124 for your choices. Indicate coupon code and color preference in the notes to seller box upon checkout. Offer is valid thru September 30, 2008.]
I kinda like the sound of that coupon code: Serious TP. ;-) Nice job all around, Licia! Thanks for letting me share your insanely, mundanely, smart design.