Hello!  Heidi, here today and I have a pretty pastel beaded journal to share with you.  I used Julianna’s NEW Bead Loom™ from Beadalon® and some Pastel 6/0 Seed Beads from Blue Moon Beads®.


I used the Jewel Loom™ to create the the affinity band for the front of the journal.  The affinity band was made in the same way I would have to make an affinity band base for a bracelet.  Click HERE to check out Julianna’s instructional video on using the Jewel Loom™.


These are some of the supplies I used to alter the journal.  I used Plaid® FolkArt® Vintage White Acrylic Paint on the journal and the metal flowers.  Then I rubbed off some of the paint on the flowers before it was completly dry to reveal some of the metal.  I used Pastel 6/0 Seed Beads from Blue Moon Beads®  and the Jewel Loom™ to create the affinity band.  I also used some crochet lace trim and several colors of seam binding (not shown) from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I started by gluing the pink crochet lace trim to the back of the affinity band using hot glue.  Then I attached this piece to the front of the journal.  Next I added the natural crochet lace trim around the edges of the journal.  I added the metal flowers with pearls going down the center of the affinity band.


Here is a close up of the beads, metal flowers with pearls and crochet lace trim.


To finish off the journal I added several colors of seam binding to the wire coil.

I hope you enjoyed my project today and remember you can create all kinds of beautiful and unique projects with the Jewel Loom™.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

I hope you have a fantastic weekend!




Beadalon® Jewel Loom™, White Nymo® Nylon Thread, Hard Beading Needles #10

Blue Moon Beads® Pastel 6/0 Seed Beads

Really Reasonable Ribbon Seam Binding-Baby Pink, Leather Tan, Vivid Pink, Light Blue, Lilac, Bay Leaf, 1/4” Natural Crochet Lace, Pink Crochet Lace

Journal, Plaid® FolkArt® Vintage White Acrylic Paint, Metal Flowers, Flat Back Ivory Pearls, Hot Glue


About HeidiBlankenship

Hello, my name is Heidi Blankenship and I live in Minnesota with my husband Eric and two boys, Dusty and Evan. I have been involved with paper crafting for over twenty years. I was introduced to stamping in 1988 and over the years, I have taught many classes at the local stamping and scrapbooking stores. I love to create a large spectrum of projects with a broad range of styles, but I lean towards the vintage, artsy style. I’ve been very fortunate to work with some wonderful companies in the industry. I am currently on the Spellbinders Blog Team, JustRite Papercaft Blog Team, Discount Cardstock, Really Reasonable Ribbon Special Events Design Team, Vintage Street Market, The Rubber Cafe Glue-ista Team, Julianna C. Hudgins Design Team and Pro 31 Designs. I have been published in a variety of national and international magazines, catalog/idea books and newsletters, as well as various manufacturer product packaging and sales ads. My design work has also been featured on Scrapbooking Memories (now Scrapbook Soup), QVC, HSN, Creative Home Arts and Create and Craft TV in the UK just to name a few. I love creating cards, altered arts, home décor, and scrapbooking— traditional and digital. In my spare time I also enjoy spending time with family and friends, photography, floral design, painting, gardening and jewelry making. Please visit my blog http://embellished-dreams.blogspot.com/ to see all of my design work. ;-)

2 Responses to “Pretty Pastel Beaded Journal”

  1. Judy Hayes April 20, 2013 1:45 PM #

    Love the colors Heidi! So pretty!

  2. Gail April 21, 2013 11:59 PM #

    this is so pretty–it looks like a party! love the springy colors

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