OK! I'm way behind! I know it is already October and I've just finished my Bead Journal Project for July. There were several reasons for the delay.
The main reason for my taking so long is that I wanted to make a dichroic glass cab that represented the sun. Seemed like a good idea, but it actually took me over a month. I'll spare you the gorey details.
After making a "sun" that I thought I could use, I could not figure out how to place it on the backing so I could bead around it. I ended up breaking off some of the rays and refiring the piece, so that I could place it in the upper left hand corner. That helped!
Once that was done, it was not difficult to figure out a beading design. I wanted to show how HOT the month of July was and using all the "hot" colors was a no brainer. These colors are not my favorite colors - as I'm a "cool color gal" by nature. But once I gave myself permission to get wild and crazy it finally took shape.
So here is my July Bead Journal Project. Not my favorite, but it does represent the very hot weather we experienced here in the high desert of Southern California.
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You won't be disappointed by all the creativity! Happy Beading Everyone!