Thursday, May 31, 2007

I have my Theme for the Bead Journal

Various themes for the year long Bead Journal project have been bouncing around my head for several weeks. Ideas began when I first heard of the project and I felt I couldn’t do it. Last night, while trying to fall asleep, one theme came to me that seemed perfect. I knew I should get up and write the idea down so I wouldn’t forget it by morning. I didn’t get up. It is the right theme as I did remember the idea this morning.

My project is going to be a study of the number 7. Seven has always been my number. It is a lucky number. and a number that has made its mark in history. I wrote down several possible ideas using seven for a monthly project. Then I turned to my favorite web search engine, . I now have more ideas than I know what to do with. The hardest part is to decide which one I will do for the month of June. I think I will save the number itself for July as that will be the 7th month of 2007. The wonderful date of 07/07/07 will be in July. Now I need to decide on the size and what June is going to involve.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A beginning

I have joined the year long Bead Journal Project started by Robin Atkins. It seems logical to have a personal blog to go along with the group page.

A small wooden loom and Campfire Girls provided my first experience with beads. I think I still have that first small strip of beads hooked together with string. I picked up beads about five years ago. I started with the simple stringing of beads. It wasn't long before I began to learn different bead weaving techniques. The Bead Journal project is a chance to learn and expand my skills. I have never been involved in a project like the Bead Journal. I'm excited to see where it leads.