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This is my third year taking part in the bead journal project.

Since I first started beading about 5 years ago I have been fascinated by beaded beads. I plan to make a different one each month that reflects the season. Several during the year will be variations of my favorite rivoli beads.

The January beaded bead is peyote stitch around a clear crystal 27mm rivoli using delicas, 15 seed beads, and 3mm bicone crystals. When I photographed it the clear crystal picked up the colors of its surroundings even though it appears very clear in real life. This beaded bead reflects how very snowy and icy it is here in New Hampshire.



  1. Oh…this is so beautiful! I can't wait to see the rest of 2010's pieces!

  2. I never heard of "beaded beads", and this is so lovely! It definitely suggests winter to me. I'm wondering — what is the diameter?

  3. Beautiful, Jann!!!! What a lovely idea… and at the end of the year, you can wear your year as a beaded bead necklace!!!! Happy new year! Robin

  4. Wow, beautiful!! đŸ™‚

    • Margaret M. Sheehan
    • Posted January 3, 2010 at 12:32 pm
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    You just get better and better Jann! This is a beauty the way it was photographed! I look forward to seeing the color it picks up when I see it directly.

  5. Jann – WOW -what gorgeous beads – and the photos are amazing -really captures them. Love the quilt.

  6. The bead is 1-1/2 inch in diameter.

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