Sunday, March 14, 2010

More Journal Progress

I've been doing a bit more beading on my BJP February and March vessels.  Here's a quick look at how I've started beading the tree on February.  These trees have a gray-brownish sort of bark, so I've chosen to have this side look a bit sunny.  As I move toward the right, the branches will get darker.  I'll also be putting more "blossoms" in the tree as I progress.  I'm going to have to make another trip to my local bead store to looks for seed beads in just the right colors.


As far as March goes, I've managed to place some leaves on the vessel - that's about it.  It looks really funky right now but after I do some bead embroidery it will start to fall into place.  That leaf that's hanging down on the right won't be hanging once I finish with it.  It's a pleasure working on this vessel - after learning my lesson on the February piece, I made the opening large enough to fit my whole hand in there.




I have to say, I am really in love with this vessel (the "virgin" part, i.e., just the felted vessel without any adornments).  I think I'm going to make another one similar to put into my Etsy shop.  Then again, I've got ideas for at least 5 different vessels floating around in my brain that I want to get out before I lose track of what I want to do.  I know, I need to write this stuff down.  Well... I think I'll go do that now, then head over to the bead store.  And you, my friends, go have a happy and creative day!

8 comments:

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

ooooh, they're coming along beautifully! i loooove them! can't wait to see more.

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Thanks Lisa, I'm having so much fun with these!

Elizabeth said...

Oh A trip to the bead store- living dangerously!!! Your piecesa re coming along beautifully!!

Lululiz said...

Stunning, really really beautiful.

johngunderson40 said...

I just found your work,it is just gorgeous!

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Thank you, Elizabeth! The bead store is only a few minutes from my house and over the many years that I've been using beads, I probably have spent enough money over there to put at least one of her kids through at least a year of college. ;-)

Thank you, Lululiz and johngunderson40! I just love "making stuff". :-)

IBTerri said...

Shirley your vessels are just gorgeous! I really enjoy seeing them as they progress. Can't wait to see them when they are finished and what you come up with next.

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Thanks, Terri! These days I just don't have the kind of time I'd like to spend on my art - too much to do in the tech world. But I still try to get in at least half an hour of beading in the evening. At this rate, it'll take me forever to complete just one vessel! ;-)

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