After taking the other piece apart and sorting through all the beads, I decided to put those beads away and start on another project. I knew that I didn't like where I was going on that one, but that's about all I knew. So I'm setting that stone aside to wait for some new ideas to blossom.
But I know what to do with this one. I'm putting a gorgeous lampwork bead into a bead embroidery. I've been wanting to incorporate lampwork into bead weaving for some time now; I just couldn't figure out how to balance the weight of the lampwork bead with the delicacy of the seed beads. Bead embroidery to the rescue; the foundation gives enough support and weight to support the bead.
This time, I'm liking it right from the beginning!