Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bead Journal Project: May

I finished my May BJP piece and I've got a full day to spare!  The colour inspiration again comes from Vicki Welsh's Colour Palette Challenge.

May has been about gardening and enjoying the beautiful spring weather we've been so fortunate to have.  I started off with the three larger flowers with their long stamen.I then went on to do a collection of fun little flowers that stood up on bugle bead stems. Pulling in the various colours of the palette, I just continued to fill in areas as I was inspired and slowly the piece came together.

Here is the finished piece for May:


And here is the growing spiral, January through May:


34 comments:

  1. This really 'pops' against that black background. I am excitedly watching the progress of your spiral. It's a fabulous work of art so far.

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    1. Thanks. I'm having a lot of fun with this project but I also realize if it weren't for the BJP I couldn't imagine taking on such a huge task. I wish there was an easy way to count all the beads I'm using. LOL

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  2. gorgeous! I would love to learn to bead like that!Spectacular!

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    1. Thanks. Lisa, just jump in and play. One bead at a time, just let your creativity lead you as you go. The key to my success is a lack of planning. I just make it up as I go along (that way I can't be disappointed that it didn't turn out as I had planned). ;o)

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    1. Thanks Vicki. Can't wait until tomorrow to see the next colour palette!

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  4. Fabulous! I love each piece, and together they're wonderful! Do you get the new colors tomorrow?

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    1. Thanks Jean. Yes, Vicki will post the new colour palette tomorrow. It's so fun to just go with whatever she gives me. I usually like to have control so this is a great way to step outside of the box and stretch my creativity.

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  5. That is an amazing amount of beadwork! I love what you're doing.

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    1. Thank You Pat. I must say, if it wasn't broken down into sections each month I think this task would be totally overwhelming.

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  6. Linda! That is just beautiful! I'm just so impressed that you actually USE the beads you buy! I guess I just like seeing them in their little plastic bags??? Weird I know, but like I said YAY YOU! Love it! Now I want to go break open some bags!

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    1. Thank you Nancy. Yes, go ahead and open up those bags and get using those beads. The best part is that it means you can buy more, guilt free, because you're using them!

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  7. Wonderfully bright and cheery section this month. I love how this is all coming together. How large do you anticipate the completed piece will be at year's end?

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    1. Thanks Connie. I think when it is all done and mounted it will be about 22 or 23 inches square. Sure wish I knew how many beads I will have used in all. Wouldn't that be an interesting tidbit to share.

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  8. I love spirals, and this is going to be a stunner.

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    1. Thanks Sandy. I have a thing for spirals too, so this is a logical shape for me to be working.

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  9. Oh WOW!! This project is absolutely incredibly wonderful! This month colours are so yummy! Cant'wait to see the coming months!

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    1. Thanks Anne-Marie. Vicki's next palette will be revealed tomorrow. Can't wait!

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  10. I love this month's palette. It definitely looks like spring. The total spiral is amazing.

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    1. Thank you Kay. I wasn't sure when I first saw the palette, but once I started pulling out beads I came to love it.

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  11. Beautiful work Linda, its a joy to watch your spiral emerge a section at a time. Love it! Happy Beading!

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    1. Thanks so much Char. It's certainly a fun project to work on. I'm picking out the new bead selection for June later today. Fun! Have a great weekend.

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  12. This gets more and more beautiful every month!

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    1. Thanks Janine. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  13. Wow,this looks so cool - on its own and then with the work in progress! You're darn tooting that beads count for the Opus Gluei challenge, we love to see what inspires you and you've inspired me to look into this. I love the idea of the spiral emerging across the year. BEAUTIFUL colors and design! Thank you for sharing and come back and play with us again!

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    1. Thanks so much Rosemary. I appreciate your kind and thoughtful comment. Have a great weekend.

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  14. Really liking how this is coming together. Great colors this month.

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    1. Thanks you so much Susan. It really is a wonderful project to be involved in.

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  15. This is stunning! I didn't know anyone was still doing this type of artwork. blessings!

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    1. Thank you. Have an artfully creative week.

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