For some reason, beading just doesn’t come naturally to me. Where the beads seem to speak to others, to me they are…silent. So, I really admire someone who just gets it. That’s what I’m thinking as I lust after Barbara Fernald’s asymmetrical necklace of seed beads and African glass beads combined with a variety of silver clay components, which includes lentils, spacers, oval connectors and a lovely toggle clasp. I like how the beads are not matched, but the theme of circles, spirals and ovals carries through the piece to hold it together. And that color! I dream in that shade of blue.