Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bead Journal March

Struggling with my piece for March. I've started it several times and think I am going to start a completely new piece. Usually I will go with the flow of the piece and if it turns a corner, I will go with it, learning along the way.
I've torn it apart to the point where the base felt is compromised. I did not have any Lacy Stiff Stuff and bought a sticky backed felt at Michael's. Thought I could deal with the sticky but it showed me who was boss. The sticky material caught on my needle with every pass through. I couldn't pick up beads because they stuck to my sticky coated needle. Frustrating.
I've since ordered enough Lacy Stiff Stuff to last the the rest of the year and will be starting over. Don't know if I will still go with the "The Flow" because I sure couldn't get with "the flow". Think I need to go back to the sketchbook and try something different.

3 comments:

Rhonda said...

I know how you feel. I love what you are doing. It is beautiful. I cannot wait to see one you are pleased with.

miramecreations said...

Absolutely love these bead journals, Marlene! You will have to get some up on Etsy, if you haven't already. Can't wait to see this finished bead journal...absolutely beautiful work!

Kathy said...

This is really cool!!! I don't know what bead journals are. I might have to look into that. I've been trying harder lately to do more of the different crafts I have supplies for so that I can justify having them. ^_^