So, for my Bead Journal piece for May, I used shibori ribbon stitched to interface-backed fabric as the foundation for a cuff bracelet. It is backed with an ultra-suede type fabric. I didn't end up with any of the fabric foundation showing, so that might have been kind of a waste, but it did help me to settle on colors.
I did end up using a few of the bead-weaving stitches that I've adapted for bead embroidery (see Bored By Back Stitch), but mostly I used regular back stitch and stack stitch for this piece. A friend has suggested it be called Tidal Pools, and that seems appropriate to me with the pearls and the ocean jasper focal!
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