There is a story behind this bead. I have been saving this bead waiting for just the right project to work it into. Last week when the dragonflies took over and I knew it belonged in a teal Dragonfly. I placed an order with Fussion Beads for Vintaj brass toggles, leaves and few a filigrees. I finished the dragonfly the same day the order arrived with the Vintaj brass. I was so excited to create the necklace for the dragonfly. I had the brass now but where did I put that Dogwood Blossom bead? I just had it!! I spent the whole weekend searching. It wasn't where I saw it last. Playing hide and seek with all the boxes looking for the missing bead was fruitless. Just as I was about to give up and write the bead off as being lost. I remembered one more place I could look. There it was in my hat box hanging out with the finished beadwork.I am very happy with the way this one has turned out. The mix of beadweaving with brass and chain are a perfect union to complete a design. What is your opinion? Do you think there is a place for the brass and filigree to be mixed in the with beadwork? I myself like the antique look it brings to the creation. Thanks for stopping by.