Monday, January 18, 2010

Bead Journal Project - BJP

Block #1 - January

For the New Year 2010, I decided to challenge myself with something new - this is going to be a complete learning process. I joined the BJP hosted by Robin Atkins. If you haven't checked her blog out... it' a MUST! She always has some of the most incredible bead projects going on. (You can check out her Blog by clicking Beadlust in my favorites)

This project is basically a challenge you take on for yourself - no swapping involved. Each month you are to make and create a design using beads. I have chosen my design area to be 5x5 for each month and will most likely stick to an "Ocean" theme. For the months of January - March, I will be using a gorgeous piece of blue fabric I purchased while out in CA a few weeks ago. I have quite a collection of under water themed goodies: drift wood, seashells, nautical laces, beads and starfish. I plan to try and incorporate a starfish into each months design.

My first block is about 2/3rds done. I'm still in the thinking process as to how I am going to finish it up.


  1. So pretty!
    Marty S
    Crackpot Beader

  2. This page is beautiful. I love your embroidery/beading mix.

    The link in your BJP doesn't work due to a typo.

    your http is ca instead of cq. You should as for it to be fixed.

  3. I can't wait to see the progress. Just love blues and greens together like that!

  4. This is super! One thing I really like about it is that the starfish looks a little like a snowflake. The idea of a snowflake underwater makes me smile!

    Robin A.

  5. So Robin saw I snowflake, I saw a figure- like jumping jack frost. Perfect start to the year.

  6. I, too, was thinking snowflake LOL then I realized it was also a starfish. Beautiful work and I love the colors. Can't wait to see your ocean theme as the months go on!

  7. Thank you all for your sweet comments. One of my great loves is dying lace. This particular piece has been used in a couple different underwater themed Crazy quilt projects as a "starfish" and when I thought about the month of January, on a beach, I immediately saw a "snowflake" I dyed the lace to reflect the cold, wintery, icey blues and then sewed a real starfish onto it. I'm working now to incorporate some drift wood and shells. I can't believe how much fun I'm having with this project as February is already started too.

  8. I just came back to look again - your color choices so match mine! I am going to get into CQ more this year - beads and other embellishments. I think I have the stitches down.

  9. Ooo, lovely! I'm going to enjoy your ocean theme :- )


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