First, I got the beads that I needed to finish my second dragon box. The trip to Beadfx was a good one. Bought beads that I needed to finish my box, beads to make other boxes and other planned projects and of course those beads that were calling out to come home with me (especially a strand of lampwork beads by Amy Waldman Smith).
Here is my Saphira Box (Saphira is the dragon in Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle).
I still needed to find just the right thing to use as a finial on the lid. I found a beautiful 14mm cubic zircona blue bead. Here is my Saphira with her finial attached.
I found a cubic zirona drop bead to use as a finial. I think that it looks great.I have started another beaded box and hope to finish it soon. I also have my bag of beads for the Toronto Bead Society Bag o' Beads Challenge. I just need to decide what to make with them.