A HAPPY PRIDE!!! to all you wonderful humans out there! Tis' June, the month for celebrating all things relating to personal identity. And in celebration, I've designed a handful of pride flag butterflies for some of the most personal to me flags that represent the people I love most in my own life.
I thought I would write this post (with some encouragement from my Twitch community) to highlight the specific colors I used for each of the flags I've worked with so far. I also want to say two things before we get started:
1. It is nearly impossible for me to recreate every identity flag for this post, but I do encourage commenters to ask for specific recommendations for your favorite flag. I am more than happy to help you with the research aspect should you want to purchase beads for your own projects!!! I'm here to help, now and always.
2. Human eyes all see color differently. No two people are exactly alike. That being said, I have no eyesight specific conditions and am able to fairly accurately color pick beads to match a reference. I will indicate where I was a bit off in places, and none of my color choices are meant to be disrespectful. I am merely working from stash, which has a tendency to limit my options. Color accuracy and potential upsets have kept me from making pride pieces in the past, so I've been as careful as possible with these pieces. My first prototypes of less accurate work are not pictured in this post.