Sunday, March 27, 2011

Not Good (the beading-not the day :))

March - bead journal project page.Not good ----- I like the colors and I like the design but, I sure don't like them together. Seems with such a severe design the colors should not be so playful and, conversely, with playful colors it should not be such a severe design. Of course I didn't realize this until I was finished and I had it mounted on its square. For me, these colors need polka dots, ruffles, spirals, etc.; the design worked with a very deep colored circle against a mid toned ground, with a bundle of gold bars banded in red could be very dramatic. Oh well.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

February BJP

For February I did two sections of flat peyote and then they were attached to the backing before adding the surrounding beads. When it came time to do the edge stitches for the peyote sections, I just wove a couple more rows in turquoise so those areas wrapped over the edge.