Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Returned to beading

I left off beading for a couple of years. I worked and finished my masters and began working full time. I love working and putting my kids through college. I am very glad to be beading again. It's a highlight to my day. I'm almost 3/4th done on my June page. I am trying to complete something to enter the Dairy Barn's Bead International. So, the BJP is a great place to meet new bead friends. I love viewing everyone's work.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Three Heads Are Better Than One

My lariat won first place at Embellishment 2000. I created a Ndebele base for the lariat and I used Free Form Right Angle Weave for the embellishment. I made a "beaded" bead for the fringe.

Friday, June 15, 2007

I am going to use free-form right angle weave around the fabric circle to embellish the remainder of the brown cover.
I am beading a window frame. I am using bead embroidery tehniques and off loom bead weaving. The blue insert is sky and I am going to outline the blue clouds with beads. I am going to add a few words on the left side of the page.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Tamed the bead stash

I'm just about finished moving my beads from cracked tubes to plastic bags. It's taken some time but worth the effort.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Started beading

My theme for my journal is windows. I see this project as an open window to new skills, ways of thinking....I find myself wanting to use my tried and true techniques and it's an effort to learn new stitches. I have the embroidery book by Robin and I found another book that is more of a textbook on stitches. So, I feel all thumbs like when I first started beading and I have a sense of discovery...I am climbing through an open window!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

First big bead effort

I created Memories Movement after my mother passed away. Beading life events is another form of a beaded journal.


Starting the Bead Journal feels like a big stretch. I think writing is a good outlet or a window into the soul. I think of beading as "catching the moment" or catching my moments.

I beaded above hat with the idea of "cathcing the moment' and there are many "moments" interconnected in the hat

One of my goals with the Bead Journal Project is to add other elements with my beadwork and this is will be a totally new effort.