Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Nothing To Bead For April...

I'm doing the happy dance because I finished beading my Bead Journal Project "page" for March - yay!  But that poses a dilemma - I have not made a vessel yet for April - or for May.  With so much work going on in my tech world and my Bead & Button Show prep, I have had much time to even think about what those vessels should be.  I do have a few very vague ideas floating around in my brain... I'd better write them down, because I'm afraid that by the time I get a chance to make the vessels I will have forgotten my inspiration.

In any case, here are pix of March.  As a reminder, my inspiration was the fact that I was freaked out because the Bead & Button Show is quickly approaching and I had no leaves in my inventory.  I started thinking about how many leaves I had to make, and the request from my friend Nanette of Scorpio Beads for about 100 smaller leaves for our jewelry kits, and I felt overwhelmed by leaves!

The beautiful cabochon that I used on this vessel was made by Kristie from sculptedwindows.





Regarding my leaf inventory?  Well... I'm still freaked out.  :-O
And now it's time for you to go have a happy and creative day!

16 comments:

JoTee said...

Very lovely, the colors, they style, the beading, the everything are delightful, thanks for sharing.

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Thanks, JoTee! I had a lot of fun with this one.

Carol Creech said...

Hi Shirley - this is indeed lovely and delightful! It's very light in the beading, but balanced and beautiful as well.

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Thank you, Carol! After all the time I spent beading my February piece, I decided that I was going to "lighten up" for March. I wanted to get it done before the end of the year. LOL!

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

it's wonderful! i love the colors in the vessel and how they blend with your beading. the beading is understated, but just perfect! beautiful.

Sweetpea said...

SPLENDID leafage!! and your color palette is always so yummy to my eyes...

Barbara said...

Your colors are lovely, and the flowing lines of your beading are very peaceful.

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Thank you Lisa, Christi, and Barbara! One of my goals with this 12-month project is to try and use a different color palette every month. I'm very addicted to color, and I swear - whenever I see a new color of roving, I have to have it! LOL!

Robin said...

You've done it again, Shirley! I'm in awe of these vessels and so would like to try something like this. Considering the pressure you're under and all the different ways you excel, I don't know how you've managed to get these first three spectacular vessels finished...

Maybe for one of them, you could allow yourself to simplify... a few well-chosen, well-placed beads only... something to remind you that you don't have to do everything.... Just a thought...

However many leaves you finish before B & B will be enough.

Robin A.

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Wow, Robin... thank you! It's funny, I decided that for March I WAS going to simplify. And compared to the other vessels, I did. These days, I don't know if I could apply enough discipline to keep it simple. :-D But I'm going to try very hard to take your advice!

Whytefeather said...

I love all of your pieces, but I think this one is just gorgeous. The leaves and the beading, especially the face... I could just sit and look at if for hours. Wonderful work!

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Whytefeather, thank you! I fell in love with that face cab when I first saw it. It's from sculptedwindows on Etsy. I thought it fit perfectly with the way I was feeling when I came up with this vessel.

Kristie Lou Brigham, Wire Jewlery Goddess said...

Shirley,
ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS, I am in awe! I never imagined the little cabochon would become something so beautiful. You have such creative vision and talent. How inspiring, thank you so much for sharing, you made my day!

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Kristie, thank you! When I saw your cab, I knew that I had to have it for my vessel. It was absolutely perfect! I love your work, and I'll be back for more. And I was a helicopter girl too... LOL!

Dees said...

Shirley, I so admire your work! It's so vibrant and I'd love to bead on self-made felt. I know how much fun it is to felt... And then the marvelous shapes you create and embellish. Wish I could take a class with you.

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Dees, thank you! I really enjoy beading on my felt. I have a very hard time creating a piece of felt and NOT beading on it - LOL!

I would love to have you in a class, that would be great fun!

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