In February I visited my mother in Arizona. The visit was to help celebrate her 78th birthday and to attend a wedding shower for my nephew's fiance (now wife). I was inspired by the cacti in her backyard and chose a palette that reflected the colors. I thought I was going to create a nature-looking bead, so you can imagine how surprised I was when the bead turned out to look like a cake, a very fancy one. I guess I had celebrations on my mind. The bead was freeform using peyote and netting stitches.