Tuesday, November 18, 2008

October Bead Journal Project - Finished At Last

Here is my October Bead Journal Project - finished in November. Now you know what is next - start November. This year I am learning that a 5 inch square may have been overly ambitious, but I am committed. The size at least gives you a larger prospective to work with, but it also takes more time. However, I usually do my beading at night while watching TV with my husband and that makes it more enjoyable.
This project was obviously about fall - one of my favorite seasons. In Arkansas we have a wonderful display of fall leaves from one end of the state to the other. They sparkle as they show their last "hurrah" before winter.
I did not limit to just one bead size or shade. I threw a couple of different types in the same colorways on my surface and just started echo beading. It sparkles more than the picture tells.
I can't wait to start on November.
I am so glad I started this project - it is FUN!!!!!


Marty S said...

I really like this. It was great to see the enlarged view. At first I didn't realize that you had used different size beads in the background. It gives a nice texture.

And I'm having fun with the BJP, too!
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

abeadlady said...

Nice use of color and texture. I like it.

pam T said...

This is gorgeous!

Robin said...

Very lovely! I especially like the way you used chicklet beads in the top leaf, giving it such interesting texture!

By the way, your photos from Houston made me WISH I had been teaching there this year... you had a blast, didn't you?!

Looking forward to seeing what you do with November!

Robin A.

heidibeads said...

Love your leaves, the colors and textures! Nicely done.

Jacquie said...

Beautiful! Love your leaves! Wish I could do quilting, 'cause I love looking at them. My brain is just not wired that way I guess.

Night Beader said...


Your October page is lovely and I understand how easy it is to over estimate how much time it takes to do a 5" square! I'm looking forward to seeing your November piece.

Beadily yours
Susan Feldkamp

happyjacqui said...

You have really managed to capture the colours of fall so very well and the texture is brilliant.

pam ehlers stec said...

Your bead work is beautiful,Brenda! Lovely colors and textures. I like it very much.

freebird said...

Very nice page. The echo beading lets the leaves take center stage. I think now that it's December I really need to get November done myself.