Here is my October Bead Journal Page, Not Quite Pink. It is in acknowledgment of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Again I used Lacy's Stiff Stuff as a foundation. I sprayed it with some red Memories Mist so the Stuff would be somewhat not-quite-pink under the beads.
Most of the beads are 11/0. There are some 15/0, 8/0, 6/0 and bugles, plus a few hexes and triangles. Nearly all of it is worked in the back stitch. The little heart in the upper right is almost copper colored.
It is 2.75 inches by 2.75 inches.
I used Nymo thread. I started it with mauve thread and then somewhere along the line switched to light pink.
What I Was Thinking:
I chose a rosy peach color scheme instead of the pink usually associated with Breast Cancer Awareness. As a Survivor, I have mixed feelings about the relentless pinkness of October. You can see my October 1 post for the full rant.
The copper-colored heart is for my supportive friends and family. As a whole, I find the piece somewhat disjointed--I feel that unity and flow are missing. But that's what makes it a good journal entry for this month. It reflects my disjointed feelings. Although I finished September very early, I had a hard time getting started on this one. It was tough to get the needle moving through the beads until I knew I had "passed" my check-up.
Issues that Came Up: (Beading Issues)
- The size works well. After I did the September page, I wondered if it were too small. But this size gave me time to do some other things without feeling rushed.
- I like this color, and I certainly have a lot of beads left over. And most of them are sparkly.
- This would be a wonderful color for a spirit doll.
- But I need more not-sparkly beads.
Thanks to all who left supportive comments after my previous rant. The BJP has been good for me!