On January 1, 2010 the third season of the Bead Journal Project began. I was thrilled to get back to it…the discipline of knowing that I have to make something for a series really motivates me.
I’ve decided to make bead embroidered cuff bracelets this year, one for each month, featuring colors and details that remind me of that specific month…for whatever reason. To make my life a bit easier, I sat down in early December and picked out the background and backing fabrics that I wanted to use. I’ve bonded each top fabric to some lightweight interfacing, and have cut out the basic shape (a long rectangle – nothing tricky). That bit of production work will allow me to just get right into beading each month.
Here’s my bracelet for January. Even though January is pretty bleak in New England, I always look forward to each new year…the hope and promise of something new. That’s why it’s brightly colored and sparkly