Still Collecting

Now that I've got most of the fabric selected and fused and ready for beading, I'm collecting other bits and pieces I want to use sometime during the next year. I am at year 4 of my breast cancer diagnosis and all the tests and exams are still coming out clear, so I'm going to do my bead journal on the theme of Facing Forward. I've always collected faces and have been using a lot of them in my earlier series of Guardian Spirits, so I will be using a different face (bead, cabachon or pendent) for each month. I'm also beginning to make a few of my own design from polymer clay and may use them in the later months when I'm happier with the results......I have to keep reminding myself that I'm a beginner at face sculpture and not to expect too much at first. It also helps me to remember how frustrating beading was in the beginning when I felt like I was all thumbs and there was thread showing all over the place!


Marylo said...


I'm Marylo, from Robin's "Bead Journal project".
Thank you for your great idea about Linen and how to fasten it.
I love these blogs where everyone is ready to help the others and all the people are working hand in hand.
I hardly can't wait for beginning this project.
I have been through your blog and I found stunning stuff here... I love the fces shown here.
Congratulations for your work, girl!
LOL (Lots of Love). Marylo

beadbabe49 said...

hi marylo! I'm excited about the project too and thanks for the kind comments.
Your jewelry on your website is beautiful...I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's first page!

Beadin' Gram said...

What a wonderful theme, BB -- may you be facing forward many, many, years from now. I will be looking forward to seeing the journal pages.

Have fun with your faces -- I know they will be just great!

Sue in western WA said...

Great idea for the journal project. I have a whole drawer full of faces/face beads I've collected over the years. Someday it will be time to get them out and play with them.

Thanks for the reminder about not expecting too much of oneself when one is at the beginning of a new venture. Wise words and good to keep in mind.

beadbabe49 said...

hi, jackie...thank you so much for the good wishes...

hi sue...yes, there is something about faces that pulls me in every time...