Here is my Bead Journal Project piece for June. The green of spring is starting to shade into the deeper blue-greens of early summer...exactly what happens in New England over the course of the month of June.
I started with some faux leather fabric that I made from felt for the background. You probably can't see it really clearly in this shot, but up close it looks and feels just like thin leather, dyed of course! I used a Nevada turquoise cab, heavy on the green tones, that's been sitting around here forever, just waiting for a project. Surrounding it are clusters of beaded stacks built around amazonite rondelles. This bracelet is one of the featured step-by-step projects in Chapter Two of my e-book: Altered Surfaces.
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Robbie, thanks so much...I hope you will have a chance to try it out!
How many hours does a project like this take you?