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Thursday, March 03, 2011

Bead Journal Project February

Posted by PicasaI finished my BJP for February about halfway through the month, but haven't got round to blogging about it yet.

The face is yet another from a job lot I bought off Ebay, quite an attractive one I thought.  The found object has a history, this time - this piece of twisted wire, along with another one, were among my late father's effects.  I have no idea if he had intended to do anything with them but they have obviously been manipulated quite deliberately and I love the organic quality of the shape.  It went well with the face.

I chose a mostly green palette, including one mixture that included cream, purple, pink and mauve as well.  They went with the browns of the face and the copper wire.  This 'design' is a lot more organic than January's, because of the way the face and the wire spoke to me.

Again it is ATC size, 2 1/2 X 3 1/2 inches, done on Lacy's Stiff Stuff and backed with ultrasuede.  I used my 'signature' encrusted beading edge again.

I haven't started March's yet, because I am about 2/3 of the way through crocheting what will become a felted bag and I want to get that out of the way, but I have chosen the face cab and the found object and the colours and I'm raring to go.  Next week, hopefully!

8 comments:

2paw said...

It is very pretty and green!! I like the way the things you use have a special meaning for you.

Carol said...

Its a good piece and I like that wire too. I also like the way you have a knack for bead mix in the back ground. I have to work at that, but yours looks like it comes naturally.

Roberta said...

That looks like an interesting face. Do you think you could post a close up of that portion? I'd love to see it closer.

Barbara said...

I'm always in awe of a piece that's so encrusted, and I always love faces. Wonderful job!

karen said...

hey!! it's the weekend!! have a great one x

The Lone Beader® said...

Wow, looks like this took some time to make! Nice job!!

mrspao said...

Wow - really gorgeous!

Margaret Sutherland said...

I like the wire very much, and the echo in the figure made with green beads beneath it. Very nice piece!