Sometimes I buy a focal and hold on to it for a long time waiting for inspiration or for the right complements to bring it to life. I recently bought a scrap bag of ribbon and inside was this beautiful teal and purple piece. I was sorting through my stash one afternoon over vacation last week when cabochon and ribbon met. I knew right away that it was meant to be. I realize that sounds super cheesy and lame, but I do believe in its truth. Sometimes this art thing is about collecting the pieces and realizing what's in front of you so they can all come together as they were meant to be.