Well, prayer works! I jumped on this project that was worrying me getting close to the deadline and "just did it" and now I'm down to only one more little 2x2 beaded square by the end of the month. This pin turned out prettier than I thought it would; it's a good four inches, but not too heavy or bulky. She'd also be pretty pinned to a purse or scarf.
First I glued the pretty face (from online artist/friend Maggie Robinson) who makes these wonderful faces with soft colors and then crackles them to look aged. The backing is a piece of heavy felt.....with the wide pink ribbon just ruffled around the edge. When the glue was dry, I added the old piece of hand-dyed lace at her throat and her "crystal" and pearl necklace.
I intended for her hair to be an explosion of green glass leaves, but they were so heavy, I changed my mind and used a few leaves and almost 1/3 of a large tube of lime green seed beads for her hair. I wanted her to look like spring and happy colors.........hmmmmm; now what to name her?