Sunday, January 3, 2010

BJP-2010

January 2010



Needing a quicker project for this third year of the Bead Journal Project, I decided to experiment with spirals. All the spirals will measure 4" long before the drop bead at the end. But then, the best laid plans don't always work out. Below are photos of the new January "page" for BJP 2010.





This piece measures 3" square (with rounded corners) and is mounted on a piece of 5" stiffened felt. Depending on how many of these pages I make (there will be more than the needed 12), I may remount it. I stitched the mounting in such a way that it can easily be taken apart without affecting the beadwork. The center area is a beach rock from Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Between the sea and the sand, the rock has been tumbled completely smooth. The central area is about 1/2" in depth.



4 comments:

Shel said...

WOW...

Barbara said...

This is lovely(!) and it's from my favorite place, the coast of New England. I'll enjoy your work as the year progresses. Now I think I better get moving since I haven't started yet.

Robbie said...

Very, very cool!

MaryjoO said...

wow -- this is stunning! (and top spiral could be drop diamond earrings!)