I just love combining beads with something out of the ordinary. This antler piece may be one of the most rewarding pieces I have ever done. I used silver lined dark topaz seed beads (hundreds) individually hand stitched with freshwater pearls, turquoise, amber and garnets. A little foiled glass face and a lone turquoise leaf complete the look. I laced it up the sides with more garnets and put a little bit of peyote stitching along the bottom edge in small ruffles. I have another antler so watch for another one of these coming soon. So far I have about 6 hours of stitching in this piece alone.