Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Beaded Journal Project and my new project

Here is my new project. A very long time ago I made a similiar picture and was all set to bead it when I found out through the wonderful people at Quilty Pleasures here in Ottawa, that I had used to wrong iron on stuff. It sat in my art room for way too long until I finally took the scissors to it and cut it up.
Then I created a new one with Steam a Seam and now I am beading it. I have mostly just started and I don't like the free motion sewing up on the blue part because it didn't turn out very well. My machine doesn't drop it's feed dogs, so I used the feed dog cover, which really doesn't work very well.
I've started beading the green seaweed and I'm working on the orange/coral beading. It is very relaxing and fun.

Here is the start of my BJP. The Goddess is Sarasvati. It isn't finished and I've got lots to do but the shape is fun and the colours are soft. I am really looking forward to this years BJP!

Cheers, Denise


GraceBeading said...

Hey Denise... looking wonderful! You have a great start to the year.

KV said...

Wow, Denise -- you have a terrific start going here!

Kathy V in NM

Denise said...

Thanks Grace. I've had a few more neat ideas, but I'm waiting for some beads to arrive.
KV - thanks! The drawn lines will be lotus petals. I've some swan charms and I'm thinking of making the instrument she holds in two of her hands, the name of it escapes me at the moment.

Murphy said...

Hey Denise, what a cool page you got there! I love those colours!
Saraswati is going to move to Italy, right? I collect Hindu Divinities and she'd have a good home! ;-) I can't wait to see her done!

Murphy said...

Hey Denise, these are both great! I love the colors and the design of your new journal page!
Saraswati needs to come to Italy when she's done! I collect Hindu Divinities, so she can have a good home and great company! ;-)
Can't wait to see progress pics!

Ellen said...

Oooh I love it & not a brown bead in sight LOL

ACey said...

WOW that's quite a beginning! Love the design the way you've beaded it. Thanks so much for the encouraging comments you have left on my blog.