Friday, February 12, 2010
Bead Journal Project for February...
My second flower in the series is "Rose". The focal point in this one is a wonderful tiny ceramic shank button created by Lisa Peters. I poked a hole in the stiff felt backing and poked the shank through, then sewed it down. Once I am satisfied it is secured, I bend the metal shank to one side to it lays flat.
Then comes the beads - the glorious beads! I started with little glass hearts, my nod to the month of valentines. There are some Swarovski bicones for sparkle, and because there never really is enough sparkle, I added lots and lots of charlottes.
Some red Ultrasuede, a pin back and it's finished! The finished brooch measures about 2 1/2 inches around. All photos are clickable for a larger view - especially that second one, you can almost climb in the beads on that one.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit.
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