Well, here it is just past the middle of April, and my Bead Journal Project piece is done! As you may remember, I am taking my colour inspiration each month from Vicki's Colour Palette Challenge, and this month the colours came from mouldy pie. Yes, you read that correctly. As disgusting as it sounds, the colours are actually wonderful.
I started with some fun bugle beads that were the perfect colour combination as well as a piece of whale bone that my friend Heather bought for me a couple of years ago while she was visiting my cottage. The spokes represent my bike since I try to cycle about 30-50 km (19-31 miles) each day, and the whale bone represents the centre hub of the wheel with the chain circling the gear.
I then made a bunch of meandering paths to represent the various routes I cycle, to give it sort of a map view.
Once the paths were complete I just filled in all of the background area with the neutral coloured beads.
And, here's this month's finished piece.
Four months done and eight to go...
I love how the spiral is coming together. I'm starting to think about how I will mount this for hanging since the beads are pretty heavy and once the twelve months are complete the total weight will be significant. Oh well, I've still got eight months to worry about that. LOL