This bead journal project is very enjoyable. I was concerned that I would not be able to keep up with it. I am finding that I am very keen on getting each month finished though. I had June finished at least a week ago! I will start on July soon. There is a fair amount of beading on this but you do have to look closely to see it as I was working monotones. I looked forever to find the shell slices. Aren't they great?