Monday, October 27, 2008

Bead Journal Project

http://andmorebjp08.blogspot.com is the link for the bead journal group I'm in this year. So many people are in the group that there are 3 blogs. This is the October piece I did. The fabric is a batik that I've had forever and was afraid to cut up before. It is machine embroidered to accent the design and then hand beaded.

15 comments:

heidibeads said...

I can see why you didn't want to cut this fabric up before but this is so cool. It looks like the bottom of a stream with the pebbles glistening under the water and some of the rocks pocking their little heads out. I find this very calming and peaceful. Love it.

abeadlady said...

As a batik freak, I can appreciate not wanting to cut up your fabric. It's really hard sometimes. Love this piece. Just goes to show that you don't need to cover a page in beads.
Arline

Satu-Marja said...

This is beautiful! You have done a great job on this fabric.

Jacquie said...

Very pretty piece. It does remind me of a small pebble walkway or bubbles. The embroidery on it is a very nice way of making it more 3-d. Nice colors

Sue B said...

Wow Sandy this is a beautiful piece.

Robin said...

Wow! This is like an ink-blot test in a psychiatrist's office... Hmmmm, what do you see here? Free associating... water, bubbles, stream, swimming, nude, plant life, rocks, sunshine, playful, peaceful, complet, soft, belly-button, flow, dew... Fun, huh?! Wonderful use of your precious batik! Robin A.

Christine said...

Sandy, this is wonderful. This fabric was just waiting for a special project like this.

Sabine said...

This is a beautiful, meditative piece. It conveys a picture of damp stones to me that I would like to walk on.(Although I imagine that your journal page is too small for even only one of my big feet, and anyway, it would be a shame to walk over it.)

Sabine

Marty S said...

I love the combination of beads and machine stitching. Nice!
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

shebaduhkitty said...

that is extremly unusual in the best way!

pam T said...

Wow !
I am seeing an aerial view of trees, lakes, rocks..... amazing what everyones' take is on this page!
Very nice!

Nancy K. said...

This is great, gives me a sense of being by the ocean, or by a tide pool.

Tracey N. said...

This is really eye catching. the movement in this piece is spectacular! I love the beaded touches and the fabric too. Lovely!

KV said...

I love this piece, Sandy -- so much texture and imagination!


Kathy V in NM

soe said...

Oh yummy. Very beautiful!