Venus was definitely hard for me to get a handle on, both in terms of design and color. In fact, when I was done with it, I hated it—looked too much like a Barbie accessory. Then I did an even girlier thing: over-painted the lavender circle with silver nail polish. Yes. Nail polish. But it had exactly the desired effect, both toning down the lavender and giving the whole piece a sort of ethereal shimmer (which sadly doesn’t photograph well).
With any luck, I’ll be able to squeeze in both Saturn and a PBP post on garlic mustard tomorrow.