June has been HOT this year, and there is a "HOT event this month too: our 46th anniversary. BUT, and this is a big "but", the symbol for the 46th anniversary is poetry and I have NO clue as to how to portray poetry in beads. So I went for a song lyric instead, in HOT colors on an equally HOT square of batik.
This is the first time I've worked with larger beads - and I played around with a red and gold cloisonne bead to attach a larger glass amber-colored pendant (the cloisonne isn't in focus though). Not a great photo --- the beads all have metallic finishes which ended to reflect my flash.