I made this simply from a love of beading and working with smoked hide. It’s a closeup of a budding tulip (a kind soul recently gave me a bouquet of this colour of tulips, my favourite flower). Every time I sit to bead, I feel it’s medicine and healing working in me. That’s why I take beading so seriously. That’s why all the beaders you see online take so much care with their beadwork. It’s a healing practice. Beading reminds me that sometimes it’s not just a finished piece that makes the medicine - it’s every single individual bead too.