Monday, December 31, 2012
It's Not All Black And White--July BJP
It's not all black and white. It's mostly gray. And that's what this bead journal is about.
The foundation is Lacy's Stiff Stuff painted with a mixture of black and white Dye-na-Flow..
Many of the larger beads came from some kind of combination package of beads. I have no idea where I got it. The two rows above the larger beads and some of the vertical columns came from a bargain tube. They look more gray in person than they do in the photo. There are 11/0s, 15/0s, 6/0s,11/0 Delicas, 8/0 Delicas, triangles, short bugles, hexes, and nibblets..
Only the backstitch was used in this piece.
The size is 2.25 inches by 3 inches.
I used size B gray Nymo thread.
What I Was Thinking:
At a meeting, a friend expressed a very strong opinion. My thought was that the issue was not all black and white, but many colors of gray. I didn't say anything. I wondered if I should have.
Issues That Came Up:
I find gray a very interesting color to bead with. It's soothing, and I can concentrate on the shapes. This piece was particularly interesting as I tried to combine the larger gray beads and the bargain beads.