While watching "Seven Samurai" I was intrigued with the headgear on this guy. I had to recreate that curve and worked all week to perfect the technique for these samuari beads. It's so strange how inspiration can come from something totally unrelated to beadmaking: a color, a shape, a texture. I'm always looking at printed fabrics for patterns, but ideas can come when you least expect it. I'm popping these in my etsy shop. If you'd like some in a different color, just let me know.