Thursday, January 14, 2010

January Bead Journal Piece - in progress

I've started work on my January Bead Journal piece! I am working on rectangles of ultrasuede that are about 3.25 inches by 4.5 inches. I took Robin's suggestion and added some acid-free paper to the back for stiffness, and basted that to the ultrasuede with a margin around the edge for finishing. I'll hopefully bind all of the pages together at the end of the project into a little book (binding will be on the far left, so I have a slightly larger margin there.)

Like many folks, I like the idea of various white beads conveying winter/snow. But I decided that I wanted some color, too. I went to one of the local bead shops here and found a nice piece of purple ultrasuede and some pretty little Rhodonite stones, so I began by putting those on. I then added the long tube beads around the larger stone and have been adding seed beads from there. I am still not sure where this will end up, but I like it so far! I have some pink seed beads and some metallic looking purple-ish seed beads that I hope to add. Hope you enjoy seeing the progress!


14 comments:

Barbara said...

I love your piece and this way of working, and in fact I'm at about the same point with mine -- wondering where it will end up! I also wonder -- how did you attach your stones?

Carol Creech said...

Thanks, Barbara! Luckily, the stones were pre-drilled with little holes, so I just sewed through them twice to attach. I like how you sewed on your cab by stitching it in with beads. Very cool!
Carol

Robin said...

Oooooh! I very much like where you're going with this, Carol... It not only has the feel of winter/snow/dark/January, but also the feel of moving forward! Robin A.

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Whytefeather said...

Can't wait to see where this one takes you. I like the colors you picked, those stones are beautiful. Love your trial piece as well.

Magpie Sue said...

It will be interesting to see how this develops! The mystery is the fun - and the scary part - of this type of work.

freebird said...

Looking soft and feminine so far. Very nice.

The Beaded Life said...

ooohlala, love the purple! yes it is very feminine.

Carol Creech said...

Thanks, everyone, for your feedback!

The Beaded Life said...

Carol, I removed my original comment to edit out my last name. Thought you might be wondering who is deleting comments.
lisa

Carol Creech said...

No problem about editing out your name. I totally understand. I had also deleted a comment that was clearly not related to the BJP.

MILLY said...

Your beading project looks lovely, glad to see you are finding time to be creative.
millyx

Miri Agassi said...

I love your piece .... The beginning is quiet and peaceful...

Beth Handley said...

It reminds me of open-cutwork lace. Very nice.

Beth

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