Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Actually a Bead Post!
Yes, it's true! I am finally posting a bead-related post on my blog. I have finished my February (GULP) Bead Journal Piece. As some of you know, this years bead Journal Project pieces are honoring an important person(s) in my life. I chose to do this one in honor of my husband, Chuck. We have been married for almost 15 years. My husband is an avid deer hunter, I am an animal lover. We are opposites in many ways. This picture was taken of him by his sister Kim, and of course, he is climbing a tree to hang a deer he just shot. It is an older picture of him, but it represents him in a way no other photo could. He looks so happy and excited, so even though it represents something unpleasant to me, I had to use it!
For this piece, I used a new bead backing, called Nicoles BeadBacking. I have to tell you, I am in LOVE with this product. It is nice and stiff, but the needle goes through it like butter! No shredding, distorting or fuzzing. I love that it comes in some really pretty colors too. This one is called "Hawk Wing" but to me it looks like Buckskin. I thought it made a great background color for a deer hunting inspired piece. I found it was nice to have a background color that compliments the beads I was using, because I didn't like it when I would have white showing between my beads when I was using my other bead backing. I used a bead mix for the background (once again added 1 bead at a time) along with some diamond shaped glass beads, 3mm aqua colored druks, and some turquoise picasso seed beads. I also used letters to spell out "Husband". I am having a lot of fun using some new colors for me, like the turquoise and many shades of brown in the seed bead mix. WHEW! On to the next one!