In the town I grew up in there wasn't a 4 story building, the tallest things were trees. I love the woods. We lived on the edge of a forest, we had forts and adventures among the trees. The way they change with the seasons and give us hope for the eternal renewal of life is something I've always cherish.
My all time favorite bead designs are my branch beads. I'm sure it's because of the connection from my childhood and the feeling of home that trees symbolize that I find so appealing. There is nothing quite as stunning as nature. I hope we work hard to keep it beautiful and preserved for our children and beyond.