Monday, June 11, 2007

Bead Journal Project


I was fortunate to get in before the dealine on this exciting project undertaken by bead artist Robin Atkins. I have commited to making a beaded journal page each month for one year. There are 239 other people involved--all women and 1 man--who have agreed to this same regime. The purpose of the project is to expand creativity and to grow as an artist. I decided to do the project because I was interested in the discipline of making a monthly page and the opportunity to be more intuitive and improvisational. The focus is on process not product--an idea I really like. I also joined the project because of my respect for and affinity with Robin Atkins. I especially like her website and her wisdom. So here I am into the Bead Journal Project. I have decided to feature at least one of my handmade ceramic beads on each page and have begun with a square raku bead that I really like. So far it is going well. I chose a moleskin burgundy fabric that I have fused to a light weight pelon and that seems to be working. My page size is 4 1/4 x 6 inches. So far I am really enjoying the process and I am working on two peyote stitch necklaces with my ceramic beads, simultaneously. Here is a photo of my progress so far.
You can read about The Bead Journal Project at http://beadjournalproject.blogspot.com

5 comments:

  1. nice start! I like the ceramic bead--do you sell them? are you into trading? I make bead crochet bracelets...

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  2. Your ceramic beads are lovely! Great idea using them in the BJP pages.

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  3. the raku beads are wonderful...I'll be looking forward to seeing more of them in your bjp pages!

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  4. Hi Aurora,
    thank you for looking and for your nice comments. I do sell my ceramic beads on my website www.maryhardingjewelry.com
    take a look and let me know what you think.
    Mary

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  5. Hi bejeweled and beadbabe49
    thank you for the vote of confidence about my handmade beads. I will keep you posted on the BJP blog as to how I do with them on my pages.
    Mary

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