As we're winding down August, I think it's time to forge ahead with the next bead-a-long.
As beaders we are very taken with beautiful, shiny, and often (let's admit it) costly little round things. I have always considered myself kind of a snob and kitsch-challenged. I also have a base metal allergy, and my ethos has normally been if I can't wear it why should anyone else?
Recently I came across this when I googled the phrase "plastic flowers."
September's bead-a-long encourages us to incorporate the "low." Whether it's a cheap or recycled item that would normally be "beneath" artistic consideration, or imagery you hate to love, find some way to put a little mass culture love into your art.
Any size, any kind of item, obviously make it about beads.