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Monday, August 23, 2010

July BJP Finished!

Well, after a very interesting month of July (with Mandy's surgery and recuperation) I finally finished my July BJP!

This is the picture I used as my inspiration. I wanted to do some type of beading in a fireworks design. and I didn't want to do a red/white/blue piece just because...who knows I might rename this piece after a year or two!

This is my finished journal piece (8 1/2" x 11") entitled "Fireworks" (go figure!). This piece is quite heavy! I'll have to get out my kitchen scale and for fun see how many ounces it weighs. Any bets??

And a closeup of some of the beading. I used the good old 'feather stitch' along with #6, #8 and 11 beads and flat sequins for some of the feather stitch which I get from I find these type of sequins hard to find and I'm starting to run out of them! I see Joggles only has three colors left.
So now on to August and Sept.! I'm usually right on time with my projects but thank goodness I have a legitimate excuse! Wonder how long I can blame my being behind finishing projects on Mandy! Glad she can't read or talk!


  1. Wow! This is really beautiful. What do you do with your pieces after you're done with them? Frame them? Bind them? I'm thinking of joining the Bead Journal this next year and I'm curious to know what people do with their finished pieces.

  2. Hi, OMGoshhhhhhh...this is gorgeous! Wowww! Fabulous work!
    Hugs and happy beading...

  3. Well you eyes must have been seeing the after flashes a long time after doing this piece. You captured the fireworks wonderfully.

    I get my sequins from Cartwrights - they have an amazing selection to choose from

  4. This piece is STUNNING!! Congratulations on magnificent work.

  5. Feather stitch!! Brilliant! I just love how this came out, and I'm GLAD you didn't do the typical red white and blue. This is soooo elegant :-)

  6. Ohhhh I love the inspiration and the final outcome. Beautiful!!!!

  7. It's fabulous! I love the way you have managed to represent the fireworks! I've done a bit of this stitch myself so I can appreciate it even more. Nice work Robbie!

  8. Your fireworks are amazing. I can imagine how heavy it is with all the beading--but beautiful.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind comment.

  9. Wonderful!! Your beading is absolutley beautiful.

  10. oh, I love this piece...great work! I'm guessing it's at least 40 grams?

  11. wow this is amazing. I am very impressed with the amount of beading done and such beautiful stitching.
    diane, NZ

  12. Ooooooooo! This one I LOVE!!!!! It doesn't have to be fireworks or July... flowers, explosions of feeling, and many other interpretations come to mind! It's fabulous!!!! Techniques and colors working together to make a really big WOW!

    By the way, you can find lots of that type of sequins at Cartwright's.

    Robin A.

  13. This is an eyepoppingly amazing piece! Who cares how heavy it is? It has impact! Great job!

  14. Just stunning! I can almost hear the fireworks. Your stitching is beautiful.
    Marty S
    Crackpot Beader