Sunday, September 28, 2008

September Bead Journal Project - Done

Well if you look at this you know that I am a newbie to beading, but
I had a great time doing it and hope that those who see this enjoy my efforts. I have already (in an earlier post) noted why I picked the Twin Towers for my September project. The more I beaded the more I wanted to bead. All of the picture was beaded except the buildings surrounding the Twin Towers. I wanted them to remain in the shadows. Two problems I have are (1) the size and getting it right (2) finishing the edges. Right now I am going to call this one done - at the end - hopefully - I will have plan for what to do with my bead projects and finish them in an appropriate way. This one has ended up being 4 1/2 inches square, not the 5 inches I had intended.
The back is ultra suede. My friend Keri gave me some fabric she bought after 9/11 that had the New York skyline. I used a piece of that for the back to cover my stitches. It looks really good with the piece.
The top is done to simulate a US Flag and I thought that it added a lot to the piece.
Hopefully I will approve as we go along. Now I have 2 days to concentrate on Halloween costumes before getting started on October. Ideas are in my head for that one already. See ya'll in October.

13 comments:

StitchinByTheLake said...

Brenda I think this piece is wonderful - I sure couldn't have done it. Beading seems so tedious to me but it must not be because so many people really love doing it. blessings, marlene

abeadlady said...

Great start for the year, Brenda. This commemorates a sad day for all of us, but like many sad days, it should be done.

Arline
PS: You will be amazed how your work will improve every month.

Pat said...

Brenda, I can't believe you have sewn on that many beads since I saw you on the 18th!!!! You are something else.....but a good something else. Amazing!!! Pat

nologic said...

Your page is wonderful. It holds so much meaning. Great Job!

heidibeads said...

What a wonderful first page! It has such meaning to me and I enjoyed looking at it. Good job - that was a big chunk to do.

Carol said...

Brenda:

I think you page is wonderful and beautifully beaded.

Carol

coral-seas said...

No, I didn't look at this and think she must be a beginner. I thought, "wow, what a powerful piece".

Well done
CA

Betty said...

I love your piece. Keep up the good work.

freebird said...

I think it looks wonderful. The flag across the top is a great addition.

pam T said...

Very, very nice, Brenda! Definitely not the work of a "beginner"... I think it shows you felt very strongly about what you were beading!
great job!

mariasangel said...

this is wonderful! and a beautiful way to remember--

Maria

Plays with Needles said...

I love the subject matter and the beauty of this piece. You should be very proud that you've started your year in such an accomplished way. It's really lovely.

Robin said...

Wow, Brenda! This is a very powerful piece... It brings back so many Sept. 11 memories for me and prooves that even when "life goes on," we still have the grief of a thing like this just under the surface. Your meditative stitching on this piece must have felt very healing. Robin A.