Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Hi everyone,

Just a few notes about our website.

First, we have redesigned it to make room for future years of the BJP, in case there is interest in doing it again.

Second, April is the 8th month of this year's project. That means when you get your April piece done you can start sending me your images and information so we can get your page on the 2008 Member's Gallery started! Here is the link for "How to add your page".

Third, if any of you have images to complete your 2007 gallery page, this is a good time to do that also.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about the website, please post them here. I will answer them as quickly as possible.

Brenda - Web Angel

Cougar Watching

I have finished my March piece and have finished the last of the 3 blogs I have written for it.  Since I had received questions about my technique and research I included more information about those subjects for this month.  You can read all about it here.

For those interested I have also reworked my website and added new posts to my main blog about the box I am making for my husband when I took the class with Robin.

Hope you enjoy and I want to say great work to everyone,  I am so impressed with all of the amazing work everyone is doing.  ~Angie

January Completed

I see that I am not alone in my game of catch up.
I also just posted my January piece called Time Can Be Magical.
Check it out here.

January Done at Last

I have finally finished another page - January. You can see it here if you'd like.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

February BJP--Missing A Friend

I finally was able to post to my blog. It has been an eventful February and March, so like a lot of participants, I am behind. Please visit my blog to see my latest post.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Beaded purse from a pal!

OK...so I haven't finished March yet, BUT I do have something to share! A pal's mom just came back from visiting family in India & brought her back some beaded purses. My pal gave one to me! If you'd like to see it, check out my blog here! I'll try to get March posted soon!
Warmest aloha,

Thursday, March 26, 2009

January 2009 piece.......cold/icy/snow!Using a piece of vintage rhinestone jewelry at the bottom.......
December 2008 piece....royal purple/gold for Christmas! Rhinestone in her crown..........

November 2008 piece: autumn leaves..........rhinestone vintage jewelry piece on her chest.......

October 2008 piece: hallowe'en ghost! orange bead eyes don't show up well......(rhinestones fill the letters

September 2008 piece......wanted to start with a mermaid, but used the ocean's colors on my chosen "doll" shape anyway! Rhinestones used at the tips of her crown.......(each of my pieces feature vintage rhinestone jewelry parts).
Sorry these photos loaded BACKWARDS.......of course you know the Sept. 2008 is the FIRST piece.
This blog is new to me; will try to load upcoming photos in the proper order!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

How to make your pictures Click-To-Enlarge!

I just wrote a post telling how to make your pictures Click-to-enlarge... You can read it here.

Robin A.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

February - Almost caught up!

I just posted my February project and am feeling very efficient about almost catching up! Stop by and take a look!

It's growing!

Worked on my February BJP again this morning for a little bit. I have to pace myself since my hands go numb, but this is so addicting, watching the beaded part grow and get bigger and thinking of all these awesome things I can do! Thank you all for inspiring me to try a larger beaded part of my page!

If you want to see it grow here's a link:



Monday, March 23, 2009

This is addicting!

This is totally addicting! I just started my February bjp last night. I decided maybe I'd better read through Robin's book and see if I'm doing it right.... this morning after tearing out what I did last night I've re-worked my beading and I think I'm hooked!!!


Now if my eyes and hands would cooperate. Oh if only I didn't have to cook, clean, do laundry, eat or shower.... LOL!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

February BJP in progress

I just started my February page if anyone wants to take a look. This one may take months and I may go ahead and do the other months while I'm taking a break from the beading...



Way Behind!

I have finally gotten back to beading and have started my January page which you can see here if you'd like. No, I don't have November and December done yet - okay, not February or March either. That's why I put Way Behind! as this post's title! Hope to get around soon and see what you are all up to currently.

March Green

I just posted my March BJP at http://heidibeads.blogspot.com/ Stop by if you have a chance. I've been enjoying everyone's pages. What inspiration you all are! Thanks and big hugs!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

All Caught Up! BJP-Feb.09

Well I'm caught up for now, but now its March! Where does the time go!
Check out my latest piece at http://www.beadedbluesky.blogspot.com/
Well I'm off to stitch and bead!!! For all of my lamenting I really am having a great time creating these little works of art!

A Special Favor

Hi Everyone:
I have a special favor to ask of all who read this post. I don't think Robin will mind that I make this request.

If you know Pam T, or even if you don't, please send her a special fortifying, healing, power packed, spirit lifting message. She is having a really hard time right now with health issues and I know that hearing from us will boost her moral. She is a courageous woman and we love her. Find her blog here.

Monday, March 16, 2009

January Finished

I finished January a couple of days ago & finally got around to posting it tonight. It's my favorite so far! You can see it here

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Feb Finished!

Our WINTER weather cleared for half an hour today, allowing me to take pictures of my Feb. BJP, which are now posted here on my blog. This is a preview of what to expect...

bead journal project, Robin Atkins, bird detail
May spring spring forth soon for all of us still experiencing winter!

Robin A.

Friday, March 13, 2009

February BJP Completed!

Hello beautiful BJPers. I just finished my February BJP. If you want, you can check it out here on my blog. Have a bead-i-full day!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Almost Caught Up!-BJP-Jan.09

Here's my offering for Jan.09 its called "Women Dreaming". I hope you like it and to see the whole piece go to http://www.beadedbluesky.blogspot.com/

January is finished - Yeah!

Here is a sneak peak of my January page. I found a fun embellishment at Mystic Paper in Mesa, AZ and incorporated it into the design. Since this year's BJP is about my weight loss journey I thought the embellishment fit in nicely. You can see the entire piece on my blog.


Congratulations on all the others who are a little behind but are still working at it!

Next stop, February's page!

Beadily yours
Susan Feldkamp

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Quiet Silence of Snow

December is done, I am catching up!

My page is about snow, I have read other posts about how snow is not a favorite.
My post is about the peacefulness I feel when it snows.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

December done!

I just posted my December BJP. If I stay on schedule I'll actually finish March in March! 

January BJP done!

I'm late, I'm late, I'm late! I just finished my January BJP and posted it on my blog:


I'm hoping to hurry up and get caught up! Let me know what you think.

Thanks, Marva :D

Friday, March 6, 2009

February Rune done!

And you can see it here, if you'd like! It is very different than the other runes, & the most trying for me. You'll see why if you read the short post!
I also want to mention how beautiful the work is that I've been seeing here! Cheers to you all!
Warmest aloha,

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Behind but Catching up-BJP-Dec.08

As we all know catching up is not an easy thing to do and thats what has happen with me! I've been keeping up with the monthly pieces its just that I keep running out of time to post them! So here's a couple of close-ups for you. To see the finish piece go to http://www.beadedbluesky.blogspot.com/

January BJP followup

Here's a flower that came out recently in my yard. Notice the similarity in the flower shape - completely unintentional!


February BJP - Love Grows

Pop on over to my blog to see my February piece and the story behind it!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Bison and Bear finished

February saw the completion of both my January and February blocks (just).  If you would like to check them out go to my BJP blog.  I have also added some recent posts to my Artistic Kreations and Passions blog

Life hasn't been boring with colds a snowstorm and Wayne working his first month at his new job so I have fallen behind on commenting on peoples posts but I am constantly amazed at what everyone has been doing, kudos to everyone.   ~Angie

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Better Late than Never

I think "behind" must be my middle name. Here I thought I would have lots of time when I retired. Didn't happen! LOL Check out my November and December pages on my blog:
http://sharedstuffbyarline.blogspot.com/ I hopefully will be caught up soon.