Friday, January 30, 2009

Snowflakes at BJP

Snowflake Ok, so it's only one snowflake, but it's a big 'un! For this month's page I had a hard time thinking up a theme. Then is snowed again. Well, duh! What else. Snow in winter, what a novel idea!

I had started a beaded bead earlier in the week and wasn't quite happy with it, so I took my little piece of flat, round peyote stitch and used it as a centerpiece for my page. I didn't have a plan and scrounged around for beads for each round. I left quite a bit of the background unbeaded to give it an airy feel. Then finished it off with a 3-bead edge and the peyote stitch hanger.

It was my first time at the "Hunt and Bead" method of working a piece. I had fun and got exercise at the same time. Usually, I have an idea of what I'm going to do in my head and I try to gather up my materials for the project I'll be working on. (see post below) This time both the page and my brain were blank. Hey....be nice. ;) I think it worked well.

8 comments:

heidibeads said...

Love the snowflake, perfect colors, too. Yep, I think we have all had enough snow for this year but this one is a keeper!

Marty S said...

Beading and exercise! How can you go wrong? It was interesting to read your approach to this page and then your planning for the necklace below.

I really like the snowflake, and I'm looking forward to seeing all of your pages together.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

pam T said...

I'm anxious to see your pages together also! Very pretty snowflake...
sometimes a "blank brain" is the best place to start!

Robin Olsen said...

I like your BIG snowflake, very pretty. I also enjoyed the last post when you showed the makings of a future necklace. It's nice to see how your mind works as you create.

Robin said...

Snowflakes are one of natures perfect gifts. Like finger prints, no two are ever alike. When you think of the billions of snowflakes just on your deck, that's quite an amazing fact to contemplate! You too, have created a unique and beautiful snowflake!!! It worked well indeed!

Robin A.

happyjacqui said...

It worked out really well! beautiful and unique, just like a real snowflake.

freebird said...

This is beautiful. I think it gives off the perfect snowflake feeling. All your pieces look nice so far. I think this one and Halloween are my favorites so far.

Z'anne said...

Thank you, Everyone!

This was a fun page to do. Luckily, all the snowflakes that fell here were not this big! ;)

We are expecting more snow this week, alas!

Z'anne