Friday, February 12, 2010

Bead Journal Project

Here is my February piece for the Bead Journal Project. The glass part was made by a friend. It's glued to a background of felted roving that was machine quilted, then I used the beaded back stitch around it. I've been finishing the edges of the pieces by using a wave blade in the rotary cutter. The fabric is felted wool, so it won't ravel. I'm always looking for alternate edge finishes.

19 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Sandy!! This is a glorious piece!!! the felted roving makes a glorious background for your wonderful glass piece and you ahve found such a clever method for "Finishing" your edges!! Brilliant!!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth
I am in this BJP with you!

Barbara said...

I love your glass piece! Attaching pieces like this of all kinds has become a favorite thing for me. I didn't know a wavy rotary cutter blades existed. Very lovely piece all-around!

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

did you have anything in particular in mind when you creating this fantastic piece? the glass is awesome and the deep blues and waviness made me think of the deep blue sea right away. not the surace ocean that we can see, but the really deep part that we see pictures about...intriguing and mysterious.

unnur said...

wow this makes me think of northern lights! I love it!

abeadlady said...

It makes me think of the deepest part of the sky. Just gorgeous, Sandy.

Holly B said...

This piece has made me fall in love with the combination: felting, stitching and beads. Is the felting needle felted or wet felted? The piece is beautiful.
Holly B

Sue Bleiweiss said...

Stunning, absolutely stunning!

Sue Bleiweiss said...

Stunning, absolutely stunning!

Lois2037 said...

Love those colors! And that is a beautiful piece of glass.

Mary K. McGraw said...

Love the glass piece and your background showcases it beautifully.

Robin said...

Oh, Sandy, there is so much magic and mystery in this piece, so much richness and movement!!! It reminds me of rushing rapids at the bottom of the Grand Canyon in moonlight. I feel energized looking at it!!!

Robin A.

Terri said...

Love love love the colors! I always get excited to see felting also. It's a media I havent learned yet and am eager to have a go at one day. The textures juxtaposed on one another are so cool!

Whytefeather said...

Beautiful! I really like how you combined it all together and the lovely glass piece makes a great focus.

Kali said...

Beautiful colors, shapes and movement. I spent a long time looking at the image -- made me feel very serene.

Magpie Sue said...

This reminds me of the aurora borealis. Very lovely :- )

leo said...

This is a nice piece! So beautiful! I am stunned with its beauty!
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Barb said...

What a wonderful piece! I love the depth of the colors. Very rich and evocative.

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Oh! Absolutely gorgeous! My first thought when I saw the piece was rather dream-like. The felted piece looks like the aurora borealis, the glass piece a "hole" in the sky with the design on the glass the "stuff" that's happening on the other side of the passage way.

Evelyn and Lise said...

Sandy, I love the colors in your new piece. The large glass piece is stunning . Lise