Sunday, May 31, 2009

New Bead Journal Pieces

I have three new bead journal pieces on my blog.


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Another May finished...

You can see my finished May piece here....

Monday, May 25, 2009

Dot's BJP for May

I just posted on my blog my May 2009 submission for our BJP. I really had fun taking this poor little stuffed bunny (Sprout) and turning it into a yummie orange carrot. My dogs could care less as they are more interested in the REAL DEAL! Can't believe it is May already.

I did do something idiotic. I wasn't thinking and sold my March bear, Shawnee. After I was unpacking from AFIC, I realized it was gone. I really don't think I'm going to make another one, so when I display this year's BJP pieces I guess I'll just have to add a photo of Shawnee.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Double Infinity -MAY done on time!!

I bought a FQ of the fabric awhile ago because I simply LOVED the print. So once again, i really didn't 'create' my block, but rather interpreted the fabric. This seems to be where my talent lies, so I'm sure i'll do it many time over!! With the placement of each bead, the form simply evolved. I had changed the orientation at one point, but once i was done, i returned it to the original perspective. Since there is so much depth to the piece, i needed to make an extra thick picot edge. Maybe one day i'll actually learn to do this properly!! I must say, putting the ultrasuede back on sure is a lot easier now! Hope you like it too. Here is the link to Flickr:

Thursday, May 21, 2009

May's Journal Piece Completed

Hi All -

Here's my May brooch, part of my future wall hanging. You can see all the May flowers blossoming with the happy Spring colors. View May BJP My Gallery only allows a certain number of pieces on each page, so the May piece is on page two. If you'd like to see all of my pieces, just click on Page 1 to view the rest. I'm really pleased with the way my pieces look and can't wait to see the wall hanging completed. Remember to click on the photo to see a larger image and to read about the piece.
Have a great month.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

It's All About Control! Or Is It?

You are cordially invited to my blog to see my May page. Chocolate would be served, but I ate all of it. Please come anyway.

Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Double Infinity - Aprils up - just a little late!


Okay, I know it's almost the end of May, but i finally finished my April piece a few days ago. My youngest came into my craft room and said "mommy - why isn't that done yet, you are always so on time!" Well, let's see, there was the embellished crazy quilt class i took on Joggles (see photo above - i just had to share it with you!!), and my 100 year old grandfather's passing to keep me busy. But i am already almost done with May, so i guess i've caught up! I started my April block with a lovely batik and used the flow of the colors to create an organic "Spring Blossoming". I really love the sparkle of the true cuts. Hope you like it too! Heres the link to get a better look up close.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

This month's piece includes 2 of my favorite plants, trilliums and ferns. They look so good together, the primitive quality of the ferns and the delicate beauty of the trilliums make a great combination. I haven't done the ferns justice, and will need to try other designs if I include them again. But at least they are green! You can see the complete piece here.

May done with a landscape

Hi all - just finished my May piece which is the 1st time I've tried to make a landscape. I also included some ribbon embroidery. I'm excited about next month because I'm taking a crazy quilting class so those techniques will be used in June. This is right up my alley. But back to May - View May BJP here. All my pages have a roll over so if you are viewing the back of the mirror, move your mouse off the image to see the beaded side. Take care and Have a Beady Good Day. Karen

Friday, May 15, 2009

Forest Path Cuff Finished (October)

Finally finished my October cuff. See it here.


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Just a little slice of heaven, aka April. Forsythia and rain, daffodils and dandelions. What a wonderful time of year. It is so hard to be depressed, what with the mysteries poking through the ground, trees with their new leaves and more sunlight every day! Simplistic I know, but sometimes simple is good! Take a look at my complete April piece. Happy beading!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Catching Up ( if you knew I was falling behind)

I really was falling behind - since my March Journal page kinda became two pages, I've had a few commissions, and I'm still catching up from going to Europe... I'm happy to be caught up and I'm working on May's journal page in MAY! YAY!!

If you click on my 'Sneak Peek' to the left, or click here you can see the whole piece (along with a little ramble on my insanity...)

Happy Beading!

-That Celticat Chick

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

April page - Egrets!

Hi everyone

April and egrets!

Happy beading


I'm ahead of the game - June, July and August can be viewed at my blog May is the missing page.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

March & April Pieces

I'm trying the link again. Hopefully, it will work this time. When I previewed it, it worked well, so I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Mermaid's Jewelz is the link.
Please go see my two newest pieces on my website. Just click on the photo of the piece for the description of it.


Friday, May 1, 2009

Choosing To Grow--April BJP

I finished my April BJP. It's called "Choosing to Grow." Please come to my blog to find out more about it.

Marty S
Crackpot Beader