Saturday, November 03, 2007

Fall for me... October BJP


I finished by Beaded Journal Project page for October. I really did not want this one to end, I had such fun beading away on it each evening.



The raku face and leaves beads are by Rama Raku. I was lucky enough to acquire these amazing beads when I stumbled across someone that was selling off their beading inventory. Also included in this piece are Japanese & Czech seed beads; fresh water pearls, Czech pressed glass leaves and Swarovski crystals (3700)

As with the previous pages, it is backed with Ultrasuede and stuffed with just a little bit of fibrefill. It is finished with a pointed edge stitch as found in Jamie Cloud Eakin's "Beading With Cabochons".


I'll have to work on a doll or bracelet or something before I start on my page for November - I want to savor this one for a bit longer.

24 comments:

Kathy Wagner said...

Just beautiful Grace! You are amazing with the circular swirly stitching...I really struggle to get the lines smooth. I enjoyed seeing all your close up shots of the beads...yummy enough to eat!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Your pages just get better and better Grace! Each time I see one I think it is my favorite... but I believe this one IS MY FAVORITE!!! It puts me in the Fall mood & captivates my attention immediately. ~Monica

Robin said...

I love thinking about all the possible meanings of the title, Fall for Me, and about how these meanings could apply to your lovely bead embroidery. It took me 15 minutes to look at the click-to-enlarge version of this piece... it's so rich with color and texture. As Kathy said, it's yummy!

ACey said...

The color scheme and the bead choices are equally lovely. Put together, they are quite stunning. Can well appreciate why you didn't want this one to end.

beadbabe49 said...

awesome, grace!

abeadlady said...

I've been fortunate enought to know Tia and Emerald who make the Raku faces and leaves for RAMA for several years now. Their work is just wonderful. If you look at my dolls on my older blog listings you will see several of their faces.

You did a tremendous job on this page. I love it. The subtle colors reflect the soft fall of leaves. I'm with Kathy W. though. I have trouble getting my circles smooth like yours. (Color me green)
Arline

vivage said...

Yowser, love this page of yours. The whole thing makes me swoon. The raku pieces are stunning and your beading highlights them perfectly.

Gonna go stare some more!

KV said...

Simply exquisite beading!


Kathy V in NM

Night Beader said...

Oh Grace, October's page is wonderful. I can see why you hated to finish. The colors and textures do so much, I bet it is great to touch as well.

You inspire me with your lovely work. Glad I can view your pieces.

Beadily yours
Susan Feldkamp
Nigh Beader

Grace said...

Wow, thanks for the comments!

Kathy, I have come a long way with my circles and spirals - lot's of happy practice, I'm still learning and loving every minute of it!

Monica, I'm glad you like it.

Robin, October is my birthday month and when fall really comes into color around here. I struggle with self confidence issues at times with my beading (and with other areas of life as do most people), the message is to me and from me. That's at least part of the meaning :-)

ACey - good to see you here again, I love the colors and as much as I like my new camera, it just doesn't quite capture the colors as I see them - so much more vibrant and sparkly in 'real' life.

Bobbi - thank you!

Arline - I sent a note with a photo of my page to the folks at Rama. I'm glad you like what I've done with the raku, I'm going to go look at your dolls as well to see some of those wonderful faces.

HA Viv - thank you, that's quite a compliment.

Kathy, Susan - thank you ladies, I appreciate it!

Joslyn - Wildspirit Tart said...

Oh, how beautiful!

tammy lang said...

just stunning grace!!
your bead work never fails to gladden my heart:)

Hélène H said...

Hm, I love especially those subtle colors, delicate and powerful at the same time. Bravo, Grace !

Grace said...

Jos, Tammy, Helene - thanks so much for stopping by to have a look and for your wonderful comments!

freebird said...

I can see how you wouldn't want this page to end. The beading ripples out like a stone thrown in a pond. Quite mesmerizing and meditative. The colors, design and stitching are great too!

Christina said...

As ever, Grace, it is a joy to pop into your blog and see such a terrific and inspirational piece. Your October BJP beading is superb and the delicious colours are mouth-watering. A truly wonderful piece of work. I do so hope that you had as much joy making it as it has given me to view it.

Grace said...

Freebird, Christina - thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I appreciate it the kind words.

Lora said...

What a beautiful piece Grace!!!

sammy said...

Grace.. this is the most amazing piece you have done yet/// Your beads are so snug and right in line... totally awesome!

Grace said...

Hi Lora - I'm so pleased you like it! Sammy, you are so kind.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments.

artandtea said...

This is fabulous! I love your raku pieces.
-Karen

Pat Winter said...

Your work is just awesome. I love browsing your blog.

Grace said...

Thank you, thank you! I appreciate the nice feedback - thanks for stopping by and posting.

Dot said...

Every time I visit your blog I find something new to look at! This page is incredible. Such beautiful beads and color choices. Your art makes my heart sing!

Leaves of Grass

This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman