These photos are here so they can be shared with a sewing buddy who has jewelry-designing chops. They are beads that have been sitting around a long time and may finally be turned into something.
lapis kind of cube-like beads – two 16 inch strings
and a single 16 inch string of graduated garnet beads. The paper background has a quarter inch grid, for scale.
One sewing related note – I did purchase some of the Kaufman Essex cotton/linen blend today and it is destined to become a pair of loose and cool summer pants. Seems like the perfect weight for such a project.