For this piece I experimented with standing columns of beads ranging in height from 3 to 7 beads tall.
Lest we forget, this piece was done with thoughts of New Zealand and Japan. The reddish beads are actually a deep brown but I couldn't get the color to photograph properly. My experiment on this one is the different heights. The "blue water" is at a lower level than the "earth". For the earth, I beaded the two sections separately and then mounted them with some extra material to build up the original surface.
Not sure when I will be adding (or beading) any more pages. Since last I wrote we unexpectedly moved. We had been casually looking around for a piece of waterfront property with the idea that at some time in the future we would once again build a new home. But then ..... we found the perfect place. We are now in our new home and all the boxes are unpacked, but one of these days we will be heading back to New England for the summer.