If you've never seen or worn intricately woven seed beads you are truly missing out. It's almost like wearing a smooth fabric with an exotic and incredible texture.
I think that too many seed bead artisans undervalue their work so it's great too see an artist like Amber Leilani price her designs according to all the hard work that I know goes into each piece.
Each one of those little tiny beads is hand woven using the thinnest and tiniest of needles. I know because I have dabbled in Peyote stitch...it is not my forte.
I love Amber's use of color and design in her woven work.
People who can create such lovely pieces always intrigue me. Amber is definitely one of those artisans.
Check out all her incredible work in her Etsy shop and be sure to say hi on her very interesting blog.