Friday, June 29, 2012

Double Inifinity JUNE SARDIUS slice

Believe it or not, this piece has been done since June 2nd, and I'm just now getting around to posting it - sorry! When you have kids, summer is no vacation; I always say my vacation is when they are in school :) This month my inspiration came from the 6th foundation stone of the New Jeresulem as found in the Book of Revelations. SARDIUS, which is a ruby red color, represents the humility of the saints in spite of their virtures. Again, you will find the pearl at the point representing the gate and the tatting along the edge because I need to use some of my stuff! The swarovski locrosen can be seen in the piece as well (more destashing!). The first stone I found to use in my stash was the rectangle in the center of the piece, and that kind of drove the whole red and gold theme. It stitched up really quick and I'm quite pleased. I took the first 6 pieces to the Houston Bead Society meeting this month (which I just joined) and they were well received. I even had one woman ask me how i made them and she didn't seem to grasp the idea of free form bead embroidery, or else I was misunderstanding her question! Take alook at the first half of the year below. July is just days away and I've got to start thinking...

Thursday, June 28, 2012

June is Finished!

Hi Everyone...

Here's a little peek at June in progress. It's finished now and you can see it on my blog, here.

High on my to do list is catch up on your blogs. Can't wait!

Beady blessings...

Robin A.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

bjp 0612 - royal and rich

Here's a little teaser photo of my June Bead Journal!  It was actually finished last weekend, but I just didn't have time to take a photograph.  If you'd like to hear a little more about it, the details and more photos can be found on the following blog post:

Oh dear, oh dear......whatever colour should I use for July???  I guess that I'll figure that out when I decide to start.  But not before next weekend, as I have too much else to do..................see you in July!

BTW, I really like the size I chose this year, because it works up fast when I'm in the right mood!!!

Friday, June 22, 2012

June bead journal

Here is a close up of some of the beading I did for my June bead journal project.  I love that I had just right colors in my stash!  You can see the whole piece at my blog.

Connie's June BJP

Just more experimenting...

I'm a long way from perfection, but I feel I am learning and growing.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

My June installment...

You can see it here...

As from the start of the year, this block fulfills my committment for participating in three challenges: Color Palette Challenge, Crazy Quilt Journal Project challenge and Bead Journal Project !

The color choices were based on a photo of a Stargazer Lily: and
The block grid is here:  --- block 29 of "I dropped the Button Box" on Pin Tangle.

Carol H in NW Ohio

Saturday, June 16, 2012

June Rune

I've posted about my June Rune Stone here, and a confession, as well!

Friday, June 15, 2012

April and May catch up

 I have been having a hard time with blogger and space for pictures so you can see them here I'm not posting them twice in case I'm running out of GB's.
thanks for understanding!

Flora in Bothell

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

April completed.

I have finished another month - april with a beaded piece for an exhibition piece for ANZEG extensions exhibition in July. this shows my completed pieces and working on the next piece tonight.
Diane, New Zealand

Monday, June 11, 2012

Waaaaaay Behind - Finally Started!!!

First the book; then eye surgeries; then teaching and a studio tour.... all decent enough excuses (I guess) for not getting started on this year's BJP. Now, finally, the door to beading is open again!

My pieces for this year are about various blessings in my life. The one above is a peek at the first one,  the blessing of vision! You can see more here.

You all are blessings in my life too!
Robin A.


My new cuff will be on my blog.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

June's Beaded Rock

Here is June's beaded rock. It took a little while to decide what I wanted to do this month but then I had some fun with this one.  Everyone...have a wonderfully creative month. Make time to bead! It's good for the soul  :)

Cy - Autumn Teardrop Pendant

This is the next Teardrop Pendant in my series.

It is Autumn here in NZ now, isn't it a beautiful time of year.
My pendant this month is using some familiar autumn colours.

You can see more photos on my blog - Free Form Stitching

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

April finally done!!

I have finally finished April's piece and have posted it on my blog.  Now I only have to get May and June done !!!

Have a great day!

Hi! I posted this month's Bead Journal Project entry on my blog. "Karen J" will get you there.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

May BJP - Celebrating Spring

My focus for May was to celebrate one of the earliest Spring seasons in memory.

"Spring comes: the flowers learn their colored shapes."
- Maria Konopnicka

-Karin S.

Saturday, June 2, 2012


This is a peek at the piece I've done in honour of our Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations this weekend. 'The Gherkin' is my favourite building in London and my slightly wonky representation of it can be seen on my blog AprilZ to the right.