Thanks to Suzanne Cooper for reminding me I had this.... I made it several years ago, by graphing a calligraphy done by my minister-- peyote stitch, 15/0 beads for the bag and fringe, 11/0, fire polished glass, bone and a "cinnabar" bead for the strap. That loop above the toggle is there because I got a knot in it, and I can't get it undone.... Looks almost planned, though.
Check out Suzanne's website: http://suzannecooper.com/ . Not only does she have a version of this character in a pattern that looks good in 11/0 beads (FREE!!), she has many other wonderful designs.
I live in San Diego, CA-- married with two kids, two dogs, a beta and three goldfish. Also have a lot of "plant puppies" and probably enough crafts "stuff" to stock a small store....
I've been doing "crafts" most of my life. Of course, just because I learn a new craft, doesn't mean I dropped any of the others... at least, not permanently.
My work tends to be “eclectic”—a polite way of saying “weird” in some cases. Sometimes, I will do a “series” of related projects, but, in general, no two will be exactly the same… sometimes not even both earrings in a pair…. I am drawn to large, complex structures and bright and/or contrasting colors, and will mix a variety of materials— gold and silver, glass and stone, plastic and pearls….
However, I CAN work “small” and simple, and often experiment with color and materials combinations in these simpler pieces. The ones that “turn out nice” are added to my inventory— memory wire based jewelry, hair accessories, purse charms, etc. (The others are broken down for their parts).