Sunday, August 17, 2008

BJP final and Out of town


I finally managed to snap a photo of all my BJP pages together. What I didn't manage to do was get the entire thing in focus. I tried so many different settings in all types of light, it just never came out quite like I would have liked.

Each page is approximately 4 inches by 6 inches. Most ended up stuffed with just a tad of fiberfil and all are backed with ultrasuede. To finish them off as a group, I want to add a little beaded loop so I can hang them all together.

On another note - I will be out of town, working in Florida August 17-22. I hope you have a great week!

16 comments:

Pat Winter said...

Wow! Quite a lot of work there. They are beautiful. What I want to know is...why didn't you swing by and pick me up on your way to Florida??????
:-) Pat

freebird said...

I enlarged the photo and think it came out quite clear. They look really nice. You have a good week too.

KV said...

Have a good and safe trip, Grace. It's a pleasure to see all of your BJP pieces together . . .


Kathy V in NM

abeadlady said...

Your collection of pages is great, Grace. Can't wait to start in Sept. again.
Stay away from the hurricanes while you are in Florida.
Arline

Pursuing Art... said...

Your BJP pages look beautiful Grace! I think they will look wonderful all hanging together! What an achievement this past year~ Have a safe trip to Florida! I noticed the hurricanes are headed that way...take care of yourself!!!

Hugs...~Lisa ;-)

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Grace, YOU DID IT! You created quite a lovely spread here of pages... so much to take in, I feel like I'm seeing these for the FIRST time!

Take care on your journey. Looking forward to watching you whip out the next BJP batch (I'm out, didn't even get to finish my 2007 stack, tho I vow to do it before I die! that good enuff?). heh

Happy travels, Monica :)

sammy said...

Grace. you did a amazing job on all of them! Way to go lady!

a2susan said...

Hi, Grace. Your pages look beautiful all together.

Hope you didn't get caught in the hurricane areas.

Susan

GraceBeading said...

Oh boy... I'm BACK!

Pat, be glad I didn't! We had hurricane Fay threatening our trip the entire week. It never came to anything in the area where I stayed/worked thankfully, but boy was it ever hot and humid!

I hope everyone had a great week!

The Lone Beader said...

Your pages look fabulous!

Double Infinity said...

can you explain HOW you backed them with ultrasuede? Was is after the beading was done? How much seam allowence did you leave? I am joining the BJP for the new year and was thinking of making 4X4 squares and putting a coaster between the beading and ultrasuade - as soon as i can figure out how to join the two together! i don't want to start and find out my beading square was too small!

GraceBeading said...

Double Infinity... I was going to write to you personally, but couldn't find an email address for you. So I hope you'll be back to read my response which is...

I did attach the ultrasuede after the beading was complete. I started with a piece of heavy duty white pellon and covered it with a material of my choice. I basted the material to the pellon - I did post several examples of how it looked - if you scroll down the right side of my blog until you see the Bead Journal Project button from 2007 and right underneath that is a link to see all the posts related to my BJP pages, click that and keep scrolling until you see the backs on a few of them.

By basting the material to the pellon I didn't have to worry about frayed edges. So when I added the ultrasuede I used a beaded edge stitch - found in Jamie Cloud Eakins book "Beading with Cabochons", that particular stitch is nice because you end up with the beads sitting nicely along the edge with the hole facing out. Then you can add a picot stitch or whatever you like. I used the pointed edge stitch on most of my pages. I also added a little bit of fiberfil to give the pages a tad bit of depth.

I hope that helps some

Double Infinity said...

Thanks Grace. That's how i thought you did it. I think i'm going to be okay since i left a 1/4 inch seam allowence. I'll go ahead and baste it so i have a good visual though. I used stiff stuff as a backing since that is how i learned to do a cuff and i really liked the play it gave. BTW: I'm so looking forward to joining the BJP this year. Last September my mom - she was a peyote bracelet beader - died suddenly and left me all her supplies. I've done a few cuffs and dolls and find the art form very gratifying. I've been admiring your work for awhile now. Thanks for the info. Lytlemom@sbcglobal.net

Tally said...

So very beautiful to see all your pieces together.
:-)

Tally

Murphy said...

They look so beautiful all together! I love them!

purplepaint said...

These are just beautiful Grace! I'm new to BJP this year and hope to learn lots of new things. :D Marva

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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