Hello to all, I'm Nanette from Australia (belle in the participants list) and I've been looking forward to starting this project since I googled 'beading' last year and found Robin's wonderful work, and then the previous BJP blogs.
I've done a little beading, adding it to crazy quilt projects, and a few small beaded dolls, and love the quiet, meditative aspect of sitting with a tray of beads and letting my intuition choose and stitch. I'm not very experienced, but I love beading, so I believe the rest will follow as I learn more.
I'm not planning to work to a theme, and while still not decided on a size, I like the idea of a mandala design, with a circle within a square, and I'm pretty sure I want to join them into a wallhanging at the end. I have an idea for what I'm going to do for January, as it's my birthday month, but the rest is pretty vague right now........I can't wait to see what unfolds.
One of the challenges I've set myself is to use what I already have in my bead stash as much as I can, and not buy anything..a good test of my willpower when I walk by a bead store!
I'm looking forward to being part of this group, to share, be inspired and learn, enjoy the support we can provide each other on this beading journey, and to see where it takes each of us.
Thankyou too, to Robin, for all your hard work and energy in setting up each BJP, welcoming us all, and providing this wonderful opportunity.