Tuesday, July 21, 2009

June Bead Journal Project



So many variables on just what inspires me to bead. For this month, I already had the fabric picked out well ahead of time. I went searching for orange beads (or anything with a hole in it) and came across these which were recently provided by Aunties Beads.

I dug around some more and pulled out green freshwater pearls, orangish swirly sequins, and other items as seen in the photo. The various shades of green seed beads are one of the many beautiful exclusive bead mixes (this one is 'moss') offered up at Whimbeads. I was lucky enough to receive a tube of them from my birthday buddy last year.

Other than the black line of beads, nothing was planned - I added the beads and sequins outward from that black line purely for the joy of it!

Here's the back


Photos are 'clickable' for a larger view.



And for those that have asked... here's 2 photos of my grand kids taken this past weekend. Ages are 13, 8 and 8 weeks.



In other news, my good friend Anne from Minnesota is flying in tomorrow and I have 3 days off work. Life is good...

12 comments:

Tracey N. said...

Very pretty page! I like the color combination and love the sequins! Have a great time with your friend. Your Grandchildren are beautiful.

KV said...

I am not generally an "orange" person but this page just makes the heart sing! Wonderful job, Grace . . .


Kathy V in NM

pam T said...

OOO pretty! love this color combo. the grandkids are adorable...

a2susan said...

I like the way you've used the edges of the fabric, Grace. And the orange feels like the summer we've been having - cool!

Love the grandkids photo! And have fun with your friend.

SUsan

freebird said...

It's a happy page! It looks like you had fun playing with it. Those orange beads are so pretty.

The grandkids look happy. There is a lot of age difference. My grandkids are all about 2 years apart.

Enjoy your time off with your friend.

Henrysmomsmusings said...

Beautiful grandkids - all of them - and a beautiful page. The fabric definitely says "summer" and I just love the orange beads you used and the sequins. Those are just too cool for words.

Robin said...

What a wonderful post, Grace!!! Your grandkids are cuter than buttons and nearly eclipse your beautiful beading.

Ooooooh, I nearly died and went to heaven when I clicked on that strand of orange beads... OMG they're lovely!!! And the way you used the sequins in this piece sends me to heaven too... Pure joy in this piece!!!

Hugs,
R

robin michelle said...

I think I like orange after looking at this! Some really nice beads in this.

Lovely pictures of your grandkids!

Marty S said...

I'm not an orange person either, but I love this page. And those sequins!

Uh-oh. Maybe I am an orange person after all...
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Pursuing Art... said...

Hey Grace...forgive me for getting so far behind...too many reasons...will fill you in soon!

I *LOVE* this page and the colors! I used to dislike orange and have become a fan of it in recent years...but I am still working on liking the color yellow! :)

The grandkids are all SO beautiful and look so happy! How exciting to have time off and see Anne again too...I *KNOW* you girls will have a great time together! :)

pam ehlers stec said...

What a beautiful piece, Grace! I love the orange color palette. Those gorgeous orange beads and sequins are to die for. Your family is very lovely as well!

Quilter Kathy said...

Lovely Grace! I look forward to hearing sometime about the black line in all your pieces this year???
And your grandchildren are so cute, especially the new little sweetie!

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