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Bead Journal Project

Still plugging away at my August page. I think I’ve finished the beading on this, so I’m filling in the background with french knots in variegated thread.

Still sewing

Put in more work on my Bead Journal Project page – at this rate I might even catch up!  I think I’m going to have to gild the face as well, but I’ll wait until the page is finished before I do that. It’s Mum’s birthday today (happy birthday Mum!), and she and Dad have […]

Working on it

Put in some more today on the August BJP page (after ripping out the sequins from yesterday so I could put them in the right way round)

August BJP

Here it is, September, and I’ve only completed the page for June.  As I’m still working on the background to print for July, I thought I’d better make a start on August!  My theme for August is the sun (as it’s in August we finally got some sun around here), and I’m using a face I […]

July BJP

I’ve not forgotten about the Bead Journal Project, I’ve just been caught up in the move and teaching at Children’s Activities (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it).  I’ve known for a while that I wanted to do a Green Man for my July page.  This was to fit in with my theme of […]

June’s finished!!!!

Ok, it may be August, but I’ve finally finished my June page!  I’ve decided to mount them into a spiral bound sketchbook I’ve bought, with heavy weight watercolour paper.

Still working on June’s page

Still running behind, but it’s coming on.  I’ve finished the mermaid, and am filling in the water with spirals of seed beads and a few freshwater pearls.  

BJP June progress

Yes, I know it’s July, but I’m running horribly behind…  Being back in the UK for the weekend, I deliberately only brought what I needed to work on the page, and managed to get some done on Sunday.  I was then stranded in the UK (again!), as my flight was cancelled due to a technical fault, […]

June Journal progress

As you can see there is still a lot of work to go (and only 2 days of June left!), but I’m quite pleased so far.  The ceramic face I was going to use was a pale blue, very serene, moon-like face, decorated with spirals.  It’s very lovely, but it was totally wrong for this […]

Last week

So here I am, at the beginning of my last week working for the NCBES!  Strange feeling, as I got up and came into work today same as any other day for the last two years, but this is it.  My last Monday as an employee here. Here’s hoping one of the jobs I’ve been […]

Bead Journal Project

So I bit the bullet, and joined the Bead Journal Project (you can find the blog and info about the participants here). I’m way behind already, as I’ve not even started June’s page, but I finally did some sketching last night to get it roughly laid out. This was really an excuse for me to […]

Bead Journal Project

This looks very interesting.  I’m quite tempted to give it a go….