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Saturday, March 13, 2010

March BJP finished!

My kite for the March BJP is finished. I've been under the weather the past two days but I did manage to finish this Thursday a.m. before I became a complete couch potato. Grrrrrr Joint pain was bad and fever (101) were the only symptoms, which just got progressively worse as the afternoon wore on. Yesterday I was a couch and bed potato all day! What a waste of time. Today I feel better..joints still hurt but almost at the 'normal' daily hurt which I can tolerate.
So enough complaining...here's my kite string holder. I made a peyote tube then I took tile spacers (hubby saves me everything too!) and painted them white. I cut off one of the prongs so the 'handles' would lie flat and added a bead to hold them on.
My kite tails were made with the peyote triangles that I learned in my last bead class. I finished the edges off with #11 seed beads just using all of the primary colors in a random pattern. I'm happy with the way this one turned out. Now to plan April's project!




19 comments:

Bobbi said...

Hi, I love, love, .love your quilted wall hanging kite! Very colorful, so beautiful and fun! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs and happy beading...
Bobbi

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

The kite turned out wonderful!!! And you have DH trained well.... ;) The beading is just perfect, especially the peyote parts.
I have had so much joint pain I have been on the couch for two days, then loaded up (and I do mean LOADED!) on Vit. D-3 today and things loosened up enough to work. Deadlines. Ick.
Getting older ain't for sissies!!!
Take care--

XXOO!!
Anne

Cyndi L said...

Oh how sweet!! I love how you added the dimensional elements to your page. A question...are the peyote triangles flat or do they pop up like pyramids? They look 3d but I'm not sure.

Dee D said...

Robbie --- I love how the kite turned out. The string holder is so clever and from you I am beginning to expect nothing less.

Carol said...

Wonderful kite! The bright colors are perfect for a windy spring day of kite flying. You design reminds me of Zentangle. How creative!

Robbie said...

To address some of the comments...the triangles are flat little triangles which are actually made for a bracelet! And I'm glad Carol made note of 'zentangles'! Each of my BJP's are based on a zentangle design that I made myself. That's part of my challenge for the BJP. Glad you each enjoyed my kite! Thanks for kind comments!

Sally Westcott said...

The kite is beautiful Robbie! And thank you for introducing me to zentangles. My KISS quilt is a zentangle of sorts.

Hugz

Micki said...

Great piece. Love the way you made the kite string holder and the tail of the kite.

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

i love the repurposing of the tile spacers...very innovative! the designs in the kite are great, and i'm really drawn to the string and tails. very nice piece for march!

beadbabe49 said...

What a delightful piece!

robin michelle said...

So nice! The love the colors and the tail is wonderful!

Barbara said...

I love the way this kite seems to "fly" with the tail hanging mid-air.
Very whimsical and perfect for windy month of March!

Jan said...

This turned out great! I love the edging, simple yet so effective. Your use of the tile spacers just goes to show why we tend to accumulate odd bits and pieces. You never know when it will be the perfect thing! Of course, being able to get your hands on it when you need it is quite another thing...

Penny said...

What an absolutely perfect choice for March. I love seeing this colorful kite floating in the sky.

Marty S said...

The colors, the designs, the tail off the edge--you are flying! It's a great page!
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

JoTee said...

Hi Robbie,
Your kite is flying high with lots of colors, textures, I especially like the peyote kite real.
Hoping that you are feeling better.

Diane said...

what a great piece. really love it and reminds me of the song. I will go to bed humming it now
diane
new zealand

Mackin-Art said...

Some many great details - the 3D elements, the movement in the background and the Zentangle patterning - it all works so well!

Karen S said...

very cool -- I especially love the tail and the string holder.