I gave my older daughter a beaded heart pin last year which she wears on Valentine's day in her classroom (this year first grade). A fellow teacher asked if I would create one for her--this is the pin that I made. I have made several pins in the last year and think I will continue doing this for my next year of bead journal projects.
I am way behind doing my silk fusion pages. This one is for September. I like making little beaded beads so the flower was fun to try. The leaves are brick stitch. The flower makes me think of my Mother's favorite flower, the Aster. My father would give her a large bouquet of them every year on her birthday on September 5th.
This April page includes my first attempt at doing the basket weave effect with bugle beads. It reminds me of weaving. Perhaps because I am also a weaver I really like this stitch.
My March page has a cabochon, which was the starting point for my design. I find I really like using bugle beads and arranging beads in some sort of swirl.