Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Bead Journal Project for May (2010)...
My plan for the 2010 Bead Journal Project was to make a bouquet of monochromatic flowers. That lasted for the first four months. After completing the first 2 flowers I was questioning my monochromatic color choice, the thought of doing that month after month made it a bit boring for me. I broke down for the fifth month and dove into some color.
This one started with a circular metal center with lots of holes, it is not flat. I added an 11/0 bead to each hole which helped anchor the metal piece to the backing. Then added a row of size 15/0 beads outside the metal disc. Next I added 5 Swarovski glass sequins anchored with a size 15/0 yellow bead. More blue and yellow beads were added to fill in the petals.
It was backed with yellow-gold Ultrasuede and whip stitched together with size 15/0 blue beads.
Seven more flower to go to complete my bouquet and the project for 2010. I will continue to post these as I finish them, but first I must get to some other projects!
Leaves of Grass
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman