Friday, March 12, 2010

Bead Journal Project

Here is March for the Bead Journal Project. The background is felted rovings on felted wool. Then I machined the circles. I had the glass circle and was deciding what to do to accent it, when I spilled the beads accidentally. They fell into the stitched circles and looked like that was where they belong, so that's where I put them.The glass circle is attached with a heavy metallic thread, then the center was filled with beads.

10 comments:

Marty S said...

Lovely! I especially like the way you used different kinds of beads to outline the stitched circles. My first thought would have been to use all the same kind of beads. You have made me look outside my self-imposed box.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

what an interesting piece to look at. i kept following the circles round and round. i can't imagine sewing all those circles! how funny the beads told you where they wanted to go. they do have minds of their own sometimes, don't they? and they seem to always be right. nice job!

Barbara said...

Sometimes accidents like this have the best results. Lovely!

Carol said...

Neat piece. Did you sew the circles free form or with the foot down. Either way, magnificent control. I really like this peace.
Carol

Elizabeth said...

I love this piece Sandy!! The sponaneity of the spilled beads is just magical!!! Good girl to do as they told you!!!!

Vicki W said...

I love the beads in the stitching valleys. I can barely get my Fiberactions piece done and you whip out a bead journal project too!

Robin Mac said...

How serendipitous! I love sewing circles like that, have never thought of adding beads in the valleys. Gorgeous colours too. Cheers, Robin

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Sandy, this piece is wonderful! It makes me think of looking down through water that's reflecting a deep blue sky, with pebbles along the bottom of the water. I like the way the bugle beads echo the lines on the glass circle, too.

Judy said...

The beading really makes it special. Gotta love those happy accidents!

Sharon M said...

Like Marty, I too love the different kinds of beads used to outline the stitched circles. How creative! I love the story of how the beads told you where they wanted to go. I think I need to listen to my beads more often. Such a good lesson for me. I can tell your March project will be stunning!