Today I wanted to share with you my Bead Journal Project. In November 2010, I stumbled across the Bead Journal Project website. ( I think it was thanks to a Twitter RT, but I can’t remember. However or whoever it was, I’m great full!)
BJP is a group of people who all pledge to create one beaded project a month.
The rules are very simple and easy going. You have to make one beaded project a month and share it with posts to the BJP journal. Outside of those two commitments, you can make anything. Past participants have done one project per quarter or season. You can also make the size and subject anything you want!
My theme was beaded flowers, on a painted mini canvas. I knew I could not commit to a fully beaded scene like some of the previous participants, so I went with beading as an accent to the full image. I was originally going to paint a flower (maybe the flower of each month), but then I found a stash of flowery fabric that I forgot I had (that happens a-lot), I knew I had to use it. So my final theme/process is beading a different flower fabric each month and then wrapping around it around a mini canvas.
I haven’t quite figured out how to insert a ribbon through the wood frame to make it hang. Right now, I’m just having fun making them.
Thanks for reading!