Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bead Journal Project - May 2011 - May Gray (with a little bling!)

I don't know what happened, but time got away from me.  Here it is the end of June and I just finished my May Bead Journal Project.   I know one of the reasons I got a late start was because I didn't have any gray dichroic glass (do they even make any?) and I was determined to use the May Gray theme. So I pondered and procrastinated and then I took a vacation and went to the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee (more about that in another post). It was just a short flight from Milwaukee to South Dakota where my family lives, so I continued my vacation with them for another 10 days. By the time I got back home and resettled into beading, June was almost gone too!

I call this piece "May Gray" because out here in California, the month of May is often full of gray days.   The large dichroic piece has a grayish bluish purplish hue.  I surrounded it with some size 8 Ceylon grey/lilac beads and then added the matte cylinder beads in an outward array.  The layers all use muted colors from gray to pale yellow (with some shiny beads interspersed), hoping to represent the changes throughout the month of May.  I added the dichroic glass hands of a clock in the 5 o'clock position to represent the 5th month.

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  1. Lovely precision work.
    I saw your post about the paperclip beadloom and it piqued my interest. Since I don't converse on FB, I was wondering if you could give me information on where to find more info on the loom or who to contact to inquire about it. Looks like a cool concept.

  2. Worth the wait, totally! Wow! I like everything about it... colors, design, meaning, watch hands. Don't think I've ever seen gray dichroic either, now that you mention it. The piece you used is beautiful!


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