Monday, December 31, 2012
Abundance Reconsidered--November BJP
By November, I was craving blue. After all the blue last year, I thought I would not do a blue page this year. But by November, I realized that I couldn't let a year go by with no blue. I love blue! I love beading in blue! I loved making this piece!
The foundation is Lacy's Stiff Stuff painted with dilute azure blue Dye-na-Flow.
This piece uses a variety of larger beads, in addition to 15/0s, 11/0s, Delicas and bugles.
I used the backstitch and the stop stitch.
The piece is 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches.
I used blue Nymo thread.
What I Was Thinking:
I was so glad to be working with blue again. It was like taking a deep breath and saying, "Ahhhh." November, the month of Thanksgiving Day, is a good time to consider the abundance we have and to recommit ourselves to helping those who do not. So that's what I thought about.
Issues That Came Up:
Originally I planned to use only a few of the larger beads. But once I got started, I had too much fun. The puzzle of fitting the all the differently shaped beads together was a satisfying challenge. Very enjoyable, and the variety of large beads depicts abundance well.