Another word that I didn't know what it meant so I looked it up and it is the name of a County in Oregon. I admire the creativity of people when it comes to naming things. I for one always had a hard time coming up with names for my glass beads.
The Multnomah shawl is another pattern that I found on Ravelry and the yarn was a gift from a dear friend. It is Crazy Zauberball made in Germany. It has all my favorite colors in one ball! The dark red in the photos is actually more brown in real life. The self striping is very pretty and it doesn't pool unattractively like some other variegated yarns that I have used. I blocked this fairly aggressively and pulled out the feather and fan patterns into sharp points. I like it that way. I promised myself that I would get back to making beads when it cooled off and there is a slight chance that will happen this weekend. I am ready for cooler weather so I can wear my new shawl!
I first began making glass beads in 2004 and have been consumed ever since. Experimenting with different techniques, glass colors and metals is a never ending pleasure. I love opening the kiln to see what new suprises are inside. I am truly blessed to be able to do what gives me so much joy.