Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Bead Journal Project: February and a Red Herring

Here's the next instalment in my BJP 2013. I was a bit worried about how the puzzle pieces would come together since it's tricky to bead a perfectly straight edge when using little round beads, but as you can see in the second photo, showing the first two months together, the joint is not too bad.  Working on the little interlocking 'tabs' of the puzzle pieces is a bit tricky, and of course I have to be careful to make sure I'm using the right colours so that the little buildings match correctly from one piece to the next.  The bright sky is a nice juxtaposition to the gloomy February we've been having...I can't wait for Spring to get here!
Okay, it might not be a herring but it's a little red fish!  On Sunday evening, while watching the Academy Awards, I added the beads to this fish that I had sewn up earlier in the day.  He's about 3 1/2" long and he's going to be used as an embellishment on a piece I'm planning to enter into a juried show.

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  1. That's a very detailed piece of art. I'll keep watching to see how the puzzle pieces come together.

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    1. Thank you Teresa. It's really a lot of fun to work on.

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  2. That's fabulous how the puzzle pieces are fitting! I was a bit concerned that they might not fit the way you hoped, but I see I worried for no reason at all :-)

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    1. Thanks Cyndi. I had worried about them fitting together too, but thankfully the first two are okay. So sweet that you were worried for me. :o)

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  3. These first two puzzle pieces together look very promising, indeed!
    And please don't forget to eventually let us see the piece that the red goldfish-herring is going to be part of.

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    1. Thank you Sabine. And yes, I will show you the piece that the fish are going on, after they have been submitted to the juried show in April.

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  4. Love the puzzle idea for the beading journal!! Can't wait to see the entire project!!! Great idea!

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    1. Thanks Jay. You'll see it, but only one month at a time. Have a great week.

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  5. I was also curious/concerned how well the pieces would go together, but you handled that issue beautifully!

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    1. Thanks. Funny that I'm not the only one who was wondering if it would work. :o)

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  6. I too wondered how the pieces would fit but like a glove they fit perfectly. It's quite exciting waiting for the next puzzle piece.

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    1. Thanks Marj. I guess everyone's worries helped those little pieces fit. LOL

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  7. Lovely work! Wow, you certainly are versatile and able to use many mediums with beautiful efficiency! Wow!

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    1. Thanks so much Juliana. Variety is the spice of life!

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  8. The strong black lines really help with the flow. Looking forward to the next piece.

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    1. Thanks Evanna. And yes, it needs the black to define the shapes.

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  9. I love the puzzle piece and the wonderful color choices. I also adore the fish!

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    1. Thanks Beth. The little fish is kind of cute isn't he. LOL

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  10. I'm always amazed by the talent and creativity of others. The finished product is going to be absolutely amazing!

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  11. This is going to be such fun. I don't know how you've managed to get the pieces to join so perfectly.

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    1. Thanks April. You're reminded me I should probably get started on this months piece!

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