Monday, August 31, 2009

I've managed to finish all 12 months of the BJP and I'm quite happy with the results. Starting in the upper left corner with September, then October and November going down. Back to the top for December, second from the left, and down again for January and February. March is on top, 3rd from the left, with Aprial and May below. Finally June on the top right with July and August below.
I supposed I could say something about each piece, but the important thing for me is the variety and how well the pieces work together. I started each piece with an idea and a color of Ultra Suede. Then I made a lampworked bead or beads to be the inspiration or just be part of the design. People who look at the real piece enjoy figuring out which bead I made.
Now my challenge is to make some small circles to cover the corners and figure out how to mount and frame the piece. But I've got time, 4 months until the next BJP begins. Can't wait!


Robin said...

They DO look great together!!! They are all "chapters" in the same book!!! You have created a tapestry that reminds me a little of hieroglyphics. It's very compelling, drawing me into your circle of living during this year. I'm so proud of you, Margaret!

It delights me to know you'll be back again for BJP 2010. From my own experience, I think you find it very satisfying if you can find some friends to join you.

KV said...

These pieces are so wonderful together! You took a most heartwarming journey with the BJP, didn't you?

Kathy V in NM

Marty S said...

They look fabulous together. Congratulations!
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Great to see all the pieces together! Congrats on finishing them AND figuring out a layout. I absolutely love the sun.

a2susan said...

Congrats to you for finishing the year! I love how you've connected the pages together. And I can't wait to see them exhibited at Findings!