Monday, September 22, 2008



September's piece is finished, and I'm really looking forward to starting October. I used pale green ultrasuede with a variety of seed beads in my stash. The glass leaf in the bottom left is one of my lamp worked beads, and I think it turned out pretty well. Obviously I'm still a beginner at bead embroidery, but this piece did teach me a lot. It was fun making the outline stitch curve, and the netted bezel for the glass beads. I'm planning to stich the pieces for each month together using some sort of seed bead stich, maybe right angle weave. Still to be determined!

My friend Sylvus photographed this for me. My goal is to read the manual to my camera and see if I can't start to take a few pictures myself. Another challenge!

9 comments:

abeadlady said...

Great job, Margaret! Even in its simplicity, it has a nice flow to it and yummy colors. Good start!

Arline

KV said...

You did a terrific job employing many different kinds of beads and techniques in this "beginner's" piece, Margaret!


Kathy V in NM

freebird said...

I think you are going about this just right. A journal is a good place to explore and you are doing that. Incorporating your own beads is good too. And learning how to use your camera? Yay again. I have learned how to blog and upload pictures because of the BJP myself. Can't wait to see what other explorations you have in store.

heidibeads said...

Great job - it doesn't look like beginners work! I like the idea of beading the pieces together in the end, too. Keep going -

The bad Liz said...

What a beautiful "sampler" - it looks great!!

Beadin' Gram/aka Jackie said...

Super piece -- love the colors and the flow of things. Terrific.

J said...

I love the color of the ultrasuede goes very well with your beading. I'm a beginner too so I'm excited to see how you progress over the year.

Jeanne

Robin said...

Excellent, Margaret!!!! I love the colors here and the way your lampwork bead commands attention. Isn't it great the way the BJP builds so many skills in addition to beading? I love that about us!

Robin A.

Pursuing Art... said...

Hi Margaret...I am finally catching up with other BJP members and their posts!

You piece is just lovely and you've done a beautiful job! I like the colors you chose and I love your lampwork bead!

I look forward to seeing your next page and I'm sure your pages will be wonderful all stitched together!

~Lisa ;-)