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Bead Journal Project: January

I am so happy to be involved with the Bead Journal Project again for the 4th year! This year I decided to do something quite different...I'm going to do a series of buttons which each feature a watch face, and they will probably end up being used as cabochons in a larger piece.  Or I might just stitch them together into a piece without using a secondary backing.  For right now, until I decide, I'm constructing them as buttons, hoping that will give me the most options for the future!

In a week or so, I'll share a little tutorial with you on how these are constructed.  If you've never covered buttons before, it's super easy, as you can see.  They can certainly be much more elaborate than mine turned out.  Last year I made a bead-embroidered fabric cuff bracelet each month, and the time commitment was much higher.  I think it makes sense for me to alternate doing easy and harder projects each BJP season.

Added February 7: Link to tutorial

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Crazy Mama said…
nicely done! you'll have a series of real fun buttons with the watch faces this year!
Raphaela said…
Great idea and beautiful piece.
Trish said…
What a neat idea! I am amazed at all the creativity I see in this project, and hope to soak it all up like a sponge!
Wonderful piece!
Cyndi L said…
Thank you guys! I'm excited to start this year of the BJP
Wow, what a really cool idea! And it turned out absolutely gorgeous... I can't wait to see all of them!
Laura said…
The watch face is such a cool idea! I love the red, purple and gold together.
Robin said…
I'm looking forward to seeing your tutorial, Cyndi. The watch/button for January reminds me of your work in the first BJP. I'm so glad you're still in it!

Robin A.
Cherie said…
Nice. Can't wait to see how you did it!
Lovely, Cyndi. You haven't done anything with timepieces for a while.

I know you'll have fun with the BJP this year and I look forward to each of the installments.
Lody said…
Great idea - I love how you use a watch face for focal. Well done, and I can't wait to see your tutorial.:)