Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Bead Journal Project

I can hardly believe this is my 6th year with the Bead Journal Project.
 
This year I've decided to feature some of the special pieces that I've collected or that were given to me. I start with a batik with a relatively plain background, so it doesn't interfer with the piece. This one has a fused glass center. I beaded the way you would a cabochon then decided it looked lost on the fabric but didn't want to cut it down, so I added the rays in the blue gray. From two feet away, they didn't show, so I echoed them with the melon-better but still not right. It needed the square melon beads with a blue gray seed bead on each side. It also needed the binding to stop the eye. I must say that it met with the idea that this should be a challenge.

5 comments:

Jay said...

Wonderful!! this is my first year with the Bead Journal and am just blown away by the art I am seeing!!

Robin said...

Beautiful, Sandy! The image is perfect for January, with just enough warmth to give it hope and beauty.

I know... 6 years x 12 per year... that's 72 pieces.. Don't think I would have done so many if it weren't for the BJP. What about you?

Sue Bleiweiss said...

wow Sandy this piece is a stunner!

Cyndi L said...

I always enjoy seeing how people work with the patterns of the fabrics they embellish!

Sabine said...

I like this very much, it is so harmonious.