I couldn't wait. I have a million other things to do, but I just couldn't resist working up a new version of this design (the previous one, Fractured, was featured here). I wanted to work on a "lightning" version even while I was making that first one!
I thought about using really dark blue beads for the night sky, but then I remembered some photos I took of a lightning storm at night. The flashes were incredible, and the storm went on for a long time. I had just bought my digital camera and wasn't able to figure out the best way to take the pictures using some of the camera's features, so I was relying on instinct and timing to snap these as the lightning flashed across the sky.
With those photos in mind, I opted to use these brilliant Iris Violet/Green beads for the sky and some very pale pink silver-lined beads for the lightning. I love this version of the design (Lightning at Midnight)!
I also finished the Oglala necklace I was making on Saturday, and it's already on the way to its new owner. I hope she loves it!