Many of those taking part in the Beaded Journal Project talk about the therapeutic qualities of beading. I’ve long since considered embroidery to be therapeutic and the main reason I spend so much time doing it is the calming, relaxing effect it has on me. It is amazing how stresses melt away after a few minutes of stitching. It is not surprising that bead embroidery is having the same effect on me, so while stitching this Comfort Doll for some unknown recipient, I have been restoring my own equilibrium.
I first thought that I would use white, pink and gold beads. Last week I was soaking up the healing qualities of the pink beads and just kept going with them. Is pink known to be a healing colour? Is that why it was chosen for the Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon?
This week my sparkle is restored, so I started to add shades of gold and silver. I hope they add a little sparkle to someone else’s life.
The beads I used for the spiral shapes, I have had for a couple of years. The bag has never been opened. I thought that is was a mix of one shade of gold and one shade of silver. When I opened the bag last night, I was delighted to find a mix of several shades; white gold, pink gold, yellow gold, red gold even one that has a mauve look.