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Sunday, July 08, 2007

June BJP Complete

If I was psychotic I would count to sea, if I really used 5,000 beads. Summary of June's page. Sunset on Lake Michigan. Special beads I used: Nailheads from Mary Tofaya, Raku bead from my friend Tammye. Gold Beads from a previous trip to South Haven, Michigan. Gold bugle beads from my sister Rosanne and teal bugles from Dona A. What did I achieved with this piece? Getting the effect I wanted with shading and the movement of the beads. I got a very late start on my June BJP. From April to June I drove 5,000 miles. A trip to Phoenix AZ, a visit to San Antonio and back to Michigan to take my Mom home. My sister Rosanne and I also squeezed a day in at the Bead & Button show. I made it back home to New Orleans just in time to celebrate my 18th wedding anniversary. Time was running out but I had one more project to complete. A Garden by the Sea bracelet for Bead Cruise 2008. I started my June page on June 30th. For the next 8 days I worked on it non stop. If I were to write an entry in a journal page for June it would say how much I miss being so far away from my family. Tomorrow I start another project that has a deadline before I can begin July's BJP page.

20 comments:

The Lone Beader said...

This is SO beautiful. I love the gold beads, too. They really make the piece sparkle! :D

KV said...

Being a former Lake Erie girl myself, I can readily see the inspiration for this piece. Your choice of colors and textures are wonderful!


Kathy V in NM (who has herself not had time until now to begin her June page . . .)

Denise said...

It's so beautiful! What size is it? I love those colours!!!
Raku beads - hmmmm I think I need some of them!! Argh this habbit!
Cheers, Denise

Vicki said...

I love this piece - the nailheads and raku are exquisite in it! The movement of your bead stitching is so vibrant!

Robin said...

Your beautiful use of shading sets off the raku beads so very well! Like Denise, I'm wondering about the size of this piece. You sound way too busy, yet not stressed. Good for you!

freebird said...

Lovely shading. Yes, I can see the sun setting like this on a lake. The feeling is meditative and peaceful.

beadbabe49 said...

what a beautiful "voice" you have in beadwork...I love this piece!

Sunni said...

Your page is beautiful.
There is just nothing more that can be said about it.
Sunni

No Easy Beads said...

I am humbled by everyone comments on the June BJP. Thank you all so very much.
The size of the pages are 3 x 5 inches.

Denise you can find some really great Raku beads XAZbead
http://www.xazbead.com/

madness said...

Gorgeous.......

Lillian said...

Hi Beverly,

There is movement and shading, it's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, Lillian in WA

Sarebear said...

I really LOVE the effect of the shading, the feeling of movement even, that the shading gives! I love the whole thing! I'm not an official participant, but I'm going to start my "June" page soon; it'll be based on Renoir's The Garden in Mont Martre. The colors and garden theme will; I'm not trying to make a scene look like his!

Anyway, I love to be inspired by color, and yours are inspiring! Um, if anyone wants to email me about what thread and needles to order along with Lacy's Stiff Stuff, I'd appreciate it, lol!!!

Jackie said...

I was all prepared to comment on your previous entry when I thought I would refresh and see if you had anything else up. OH MY! I made an audible gasp! This is so beautiful and while not perfectly symmetrical(hee hee) it is so Bevvie! My next response, after the gasp, was that I really wanted to give you a hug. I wanna beadlike you when I grow up! :)

No Easy Beads said...

Jackie my friend I miss you!! It has been too long since we got together to bead. We need to make plans. I keep checking on your piece. Have the pink beads arrived yet? From one beadtreker ((((hugs))))to the other.

Bejeweled said...

Beautiful! I love all the subtle color shifts and shading. Feels like it's shimmering and moving.

The bad Liz said...

Aaaaaaaaaaahhhh, Bev - sunset on Lake Michigan - what a beautiful piece. You have really captured the range of colours that show up during a really good sunset. Great job, you busy buzzard you!

The Lone Beader said...

Thanks for the suggestion...The HOB was a very appropriate place for my bus to go today...

Judi D said...

Wow, just magnificent.

mdmB said...

Your work is amazing! Absolutely stunning!

Benedicte said...

Un bonjour de France !
Je viens de découvrir votre site.
Une merveille !!!
Des pages et des pages à tourner, génial !
Mais je suis française et l'anglais, pour moi est très difficile à comprendre, alors je me suis dit, tant pis, il faut que j'utilise le traducteur Babelfish...
Pas idéal, mais bon, cela m'a aidé quand même.
Vous êtes une artiste remplie de poésie et de tendresse...
Je suis ravie d'avoir rencontré votre blog.
Bénédicte
A Bientôt.

A hello of France! I have just discovered your site. A wonder!!! Pages and pages to be turned, brilliant! But I am French and English, for me is very difficult to include/understand, then I said itself, as well worse, it is necessary as I use the Babelfish translator... Not ideal, but good, that helped me nevertheless. You are an artist filled of poetry and tenderness... I am charmed to have met your blog. Benedicte