Sunday, June 28, 2009

April Golds

Yes, I'm still here! My April post is here: I hope you stop by to visit. I am just catching my breath from the school year and will play catch up with all your posts. I have missed visiting and seeing all your inspiring beading.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

I'm still behind

Between all the beaded doll round robins, the beaded slippers and the beaded bra, I'm just starting on March's page. I've got to get in gear. Here is a photo of the beaded bra.

Every one's pages are wonderful, keep up the good work.

Beadily yours
Susan Feldkamp

October BJP

I have uploaded a picture of my October piece on my blog. Some of the words carry from one month to the next, that's OK. These are the things I think of when I see these colours.

Cindy Kuo
Chicago/Hong Kong

Friday, June 19, 2009

Happy Summer Solstice!

Hi! Between moving & physical issues, I've had a hard time keeping up. BUT, I do have May's rune done. You can see it here if you'd like. Hopefully I can catch up soon! So many details in a move across an ocean...and SO EXPENSIVE!
Hope all are well! Blessings for a happy summer!
Warmest aloha,

Thursday, June 18, 2009

September Completed!

OK, for those of you who may think they are behind, I'm here to tell you - not as far as I am! : ) But I have finally worked the kinks & now I'm zipping along with my finishing.

Part of my problem was that for October last year & January-March this year I was in Hong Kong & forgot my beads! Won't happen again! I have been working on my butterflies but I was a little stumped on how to display them a way I was happy with. I have figured that out and my first one is now posted on my blog. Hopefully my next few will get the hand work completed soon so that I can get them posted. I am catching up!

Chicago, IL & Hong Kong

April BJP Completed

Hello beautiful BJPers... I just posted my April BJP -- the post is a bit long and you may need a kleenex. Sorry, it couldn't be helped this month. I believe this piece is the most precious to me so far...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

May Page Done!

Because I liked the fabric alot and how my April page turned out, I decided to do a complimentary page for May.  I think I'll mount them side by side someday.  I ended up changing some beads from the April page.  Here's a close up:  

Other pictures here:

Monday, June 15, 2009

May Day Remembered

May Day is remembered for my May page.

And for those of you keeping track, I now get to start my June page in (drum roll please) June!!!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

April Finished!

bead journal project,Robin Atkins, April detail
Finally I finished and posted my April piece. Above is a detail... see it all here!

Thanks for voting on our polls (right sidebar)... looks very promising for us to do year 3 of the BJP!!! If you haven't already voted on your choice for a starting date, please do.

If you didn't already see it, you might want to take a look at a tutorial on one way of finishing your BJP pieces, here (half way down the post).

Beady blessings to all of you!
Robin A.

Monday, June 8, 2009

2008 Gallery on Web Page

Just a reminder for all of you that have finished at least 8 of your pages, you are now eligible to start your gallery page on the Bead Journal Project website. To add your page look here for instructions.
To see last year's gallery take a peek here.

If you have any questions or need help you can always email me at brenda at pinkmoonhallow dot us.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Christy H Finishes First Year BJP + Finishing Tutorial!

Christy H, bead journal project, bead embroidery, detail
Actually, Christy finished her pieces for the 2007-8 BJP quite a while ago and is now working on this year's BJP. Finally, I got around to photographing her last four pieces and put them on my blog, here. I know you'll enjoy seeing them!

Christy and I worked together to prepare her 12 pieces for framing. Thinking our process might be useful to others in the BJP, I wrote a tutorial about how to do it. It's the second half of the post (here.)

Great work, Christy!!!!! Thanks for allowing me to share it with the group!

Robin A.

Monday, June 1, 2009

April Page-Finally DONE!

I had a hard time even THINKING of what I'd make for my April page.  And I was discouraged to think I was so far behind.  But the right time+fabric+beads=Occasional Flashes of Brilliance.  :)
See my latest page here, inspired by the desert in the spring:

Anyone have a great idea for May?  I'm open to suggestions!