Friday, August 6, 2010

Bead Journal Project

http://www.beadjournalproject.com/ is a group of people who do a beaded piece every month for a year. This is the third year I've been in it. It is the perfect way to work in a series. Each artist decides what their theme for the year is.
Mine is to felt a background, then machine quilt/embroider it. I always have a focal piece-makes me use those wonderful things I buy and then don't know what to do with. Additional beads complement the focal piece. Since the layers are felted wool or batting, I'm just straight stitching the edge and using a pinking blade on the rotary cutting to finish the outside. Note: the pinking blade will mark your cutting mat, so use an old one.

7 comments:

Dreams can come true! said...

These are my most favorite color combination. I love this.

Radka said...

I love the colours too! Very nice.

Barbara said...

Same here, simply beautiful colors!

Walden said...

Love the color and the movement. It kind of reminds me of laying in water and looking up towards the surface.

Sue Bleiweiss said...

loving the colors in this Sandy, it's a beautiful piece.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

You're using one of my favourite colour combinations. Of course, you're also making me feel guilty because I'm just starting June. Next year they won't be quite so labour intensive. Famous last words!

Robin said...

Another masterpiece in blues and greens. Isn't felt just the yummiest thing to embellish?

Robin A.