Monday, April 2, 2012

Bead Journal Project: March

Well, this month (or rather last month since it's the piece for March) I actually finished beading on time, but I'm still a little late posting.

I started with 5 'snowflakes', my interpretation of the Whistler/Blackcomb symbol and the three copper beads to represent three nights spent at the resort.  I then filled in the background of that area with the random beading in the yellow, gold and orange beads.  I wanted the snowflakes and resort icon to be subtle.

Since I don't plan these bead pieces, the rest just evolved section by section as I played with adding various rows, spirals, etc.


Finally, here are the first three month's pieces shown together.  You can begin to see the spiral developing.


16 comments:

  1. Linda,
    I love the color and movement in this piece.

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    1. Thanks Kay. I'm certainly enjoying working on these pieces.

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  2. I cant wait to see the end result!

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    1. Me too! Three down and 9 to go...I'm enjoying seeing them as I finish them since apart from the overall shape I have no idea what the end result might look like.

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  3. Such a beautiful piece - just radiates energy and warmth. I've parked on your blog here this afternoon taking in every detail of your process photos - so much creativity in every inch! Thanks for a very inspiring post!

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    1. I'm so glad you've parked for a while. Wish I could offer drive thru coffee service. LOL. Thanks for visiting and of course for your wonderfully complimentary comments.

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  4. WOWZERS it is just gorgeous! I love you color choices and design! It is stunning with the other pieces! I'm thinking I need one of these lap trays! So cool!

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    1. Thanks so much! And yes, the lap tray is great. I use mine all the time. I didn't mention it in the blog post, but the little side pockets are great for holding chocolate too! ;o)

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  5. What a super idea. It's beautiful and will be stunning when complete.

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    1. Thanks Sandy. I'm sure excited to see how it turns out.

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  6. I cannot wait to see this all together! I need to find one of those trays. It would be great for working on my ornament kits.

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    1. The trays are readily available at Michaels and as I said in another reply, those side pockets are good for holding chocolate too. This week, leading up to Easter the stash seems to be Cadbury Mini Eggs :D

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  7. Your piece is absolutely gorgeous, Linda!! I see that I have created a monster....LOL!!! It's obvious that you're thoroughly addicted now!

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    1. Thanks Anne Marie. I'm starting a 12-step program for beaders. Wanna join???

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  8. So amazing! Thanks for sharing the process and also the three pieces together.

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    1. Thanks Sharon. Glad you enjoyed hearing about the process of making the piece.

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