When I joined the bead journal project a couple of years ago it was because I wanted to bead like Robin. She is so talented. I quickly realized that I wasn't likely to ever bead/stitch like that. I felt inadequate and made apologies for that. This year I decided that I would not feel badly about the way that I do things. I would take this project and do my own thing and feel good about it. It has freed me up to think about beads in a different way. So this month my 'beads' are clock gears and watch face. Of course I had to include some regular beads as well! The top photo is the whole piece. Unfortunately I could not get the color right. The bottom picture is a close up of the beading. The color in the image is closer to correct.