Saturday, June 16, 2007

Progress of June's Bead Journal Page


This is a scanned picture of the June page of my BJP. A 7 circuit labyrinth is drawn on a 7' by 7' square of heavy Pellon. I used gray and brown crayons to color the area inside of the labyrinth so any background fabric showing through would be blended. I have two different color sets of beads chosen for the inside of the labyrinth. I have always wanted my own labyrinth and have imagined different ways to make on. One type would have the 'walls' made of local rocks stacked on top of each other. The pathway would be covered in soft moss. I love walking barefoot on moss. Another way to make a labyrinth would be to make mounds of earth for the walls. Grass would cover everything. Mowing the path and letting the walls grow would help maintain the labyrinth. I have used black, gray and gunmetal size 8 seed beads to make the walls of the labyrinth. I wanted height and some texture in the walls.

I haven't decided what I will do outside the labyrinth. To be honest this is my first bead embroidery project. I did many embroidery projects when I was younger, but my bead work so far has been done in bead weaving.



12 comments:

freebird said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you I love your name of nologic. My husband and son-in-law (well, include my son too) are always harping on being logical as if they have a monopoly on it. I say there are two kinds of logic; mine is just different than theirs.

Morwyn said...

Fascinating - I could look at this labyrinth for hours. Wonderful idea!

beadbabe49 said...

I like your beginning a lot!

Sunni said...

I think this is great, I also have always been attracted to the number 7.
My birthday is even in July, perhaps that is part of the reason.
I just wanted to say I really like this.
Sunni

Tally said...

Fantastic idea. Doing a labyrinth ist great!

Judi D said...

That is way cool!!!!

Nancy K. said...

I was hoping to be the first to say your labyrinth was so cool! It is really cool. I like your idea of coloring in the background you are beading on. I may need to do that on some of my as I started on a white background too.

And 7/7/07 I had not thought of that date yet, that will be a special day I bet!

Lillian said...

I've always loved labyrinths, especially walking through the ones people create in gardens :o) What a great idea, especially using beads! Thanks for sharing, Lillian from WA

Kiwi Ellen said...

Lovely stuff! I'm also facinated by labyrinths & have often day dreamed about creating one. Seven is also my number, being born at 7 am on the 7th of the 7th has a whole lot ot do with it of course LOL

Joanna said...

This is really neat! I live in Tucson, Arizona and our local newspaper did an article not long ago about labyrinths. I was surprised there were so many here in my city!

Lois B said...

What a great idea. I like 7's too... Lucky 7. At one time I wanted to build my own labyrinth, too, but my yard is way too small. I never thought to make one out of beads.

Bejeweled said...

Great idea! Can't wait to see how it evolves!