We replaced Alley’s button with one we carry, Tea Leaves, which is a similar size and matches the overall look of the piece. From there, Alley’s first two wraps consist of laddered seed beads in patterns and fades to mimic the coloring of the orchids that inspired her. Her laddering increases and decreases, making diamonds of different sizes, reminiscent of the shape of Orchid petals and leaves. Brilliant!
The third wraps uses 6/0 Seed beads string directly onto the leather with a few macramé knots between each section of colors, finally finishing with beaded macramé, a button loop, and decorated leather ends. We used Happy Donuts to replace the wavy heishi Alley used from her own stash.