Wednesday, February 23, 2011

February Bead Journal Project

It is hard to believe that February is almost over....how can a month drag along and yet be gone so fast?

This month my intention originally for my Bead Journal entry for this month was to learn how to make a bezel out of beads to surround a larger bead on my tiny canvas. Well, obviously I need to do more research on how to do that....somehow it never looked right, so I went to plan B.

Plan B? Um.....it just evolved. I had already glued down some pretty flat back 'jewels' on my very pretty fabric (just love dark blue and purpl-y red)....and then I just started to surround the gems with seed beads....I had some pretty mettalic blue beads..some transparent red ones, and some iridescent ones that seemed a bit of both! Outlining became swirls, became circles of beads....and I knew I wasn't going to stop until I had filled up the entire canvas with beads!

I'm still far from proficient at doing this bead embroidery thing - I was forever going back and tacking down beads that threatened to pop up....maybe I tried to lay down too many with not enough anchoring threads? But, boy, It was fun! And it didn't take nearly as long as I was afraid it would!

I did get a heart-shaped bead in there - that was my starting point....a little bow to February and Valentines... and my 'jewels' were pink....also seemed so 'february'...lol!

So...here 'tis! My February Whirls and Swirls!


I'm very happy with this....and I did something totally new....part of what I want from this whole project....and now I'm looking forward to March....and hopefully...spring!



8 comments:

Roberta said...

It is very lovely. It has a wonderful flow and lovely colors as well. Nice work!

The Blissful Banter of a Creative Crafter said...

I love the color and flow, it's beautiful! Well done.
Analisa

Cyndi L said...

I love the colors you chose, and the pattern is very very pleasing!

Carol@Rose Hedge Studio said...

It's wonderful, look's ike a zen garden.

Robbie said...

I love it! The circle pattern is so very cool!

Marty S said...

Very pretty! I like the way your colors and the swirls worked together to show movement.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Lody said...

Cool! Love the circles and color combo.

Barbara said...

Very, very pretty; and I'm in awe of so many beads placed so perfectly. Lovely flow in this piece!