Well, I've been working and sweating over this challenge. Who would have thought that one little bead could cause me so much trouble? I feel pretty good about the results here - it's definitely NOT southwestern - it is definitely much more my style.
I can hardly make a piece that doesn't include supplies from my favorite Etsy store: MyElements and as you can see, I managed to get a few rubber O's and twinks in there. I love blue and red as a combination and I think the bits of white and silver lighten things up a bit.