Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Beading For A Cure ~ Fini!

YAY! I did it! I am just waiting for some finials I ordered to arrive, then Shawn will create the holder to attach the finials to and then it's ready to be sent off to AJ!
I will admit that I struggled with a few things...like the fact that it doesn't have even edges. I had to remind myself that it is all completely hand-sewn, and that the beading also added to adjusting and moving the fabric. I also had to remind myself that I've been super up-close and personal with it, seeing every fiber of the fabric as I stitched on all the beads. Standing back and looking at it as a whole, some of those things calm down a bit....but just a bit. I need to learn how to curb my desire to have everything "just so".
Each person I have shown it to hasn't once commented on the uneven-ness, but rather that the movement of the fabric almost makes it look as if you are looking thru water. Ok then...that works! LOL Shall I reply that that was my intent all along? Hehehe!
I just hope someone, somewhere loves it enough that they will bid well on it when it's turn comes up on auction.
Now...I get to start my Bead Journal Page!! While June has come and gone, I did manage to get my page layout arranged, picked out my beads and decided upon a quote from Georgia O'Keeffe, which will be a signal for my Bead Journal...."To create one's own world in any of the arts takes courage!"
I have one day off this month....this coming Wednesday, July 4th and I'll spend the majority of that day getting my June Bead Journal page as close to done as I possibly can. I have vowed that I will catch up with this process so it's important to me to at least start my July page in the month of July! There are just a few work days and a bead show in my way, but I know how to shove! LOL


Any Smith said...

What was uneven? It is a beautiful piece, something to aspire to having the vision and patience to do someday.

Thanks for sharing!

AJ said...

It's wonderful! I showed it to Chris, too, and he said that it was "Awesome" and then "Very cool" :)

I'm definitely going to want to bid! She would be wonderful company for Lora's Green Man.

a2susan said...

Absolutely wonderful! You really used those beads creatively. I love the way the waves roll off the edges.

Kiwi Ellen said...

That is fantastic Beki!

Nancy K. said...

Beki,this is wonderful. Good to see you as a part of the bead journal group. We have taken a few classes together, in particular Bead Blue Sea one year, the one with Carol Wilcox Wells for all classes and one project was The Breath of God. I finally got to your store a few months ago, but it was a Saturday and I was not able to say hello. I had already added the store site to my blog, now I added your blog, so I will be coming back. I look forward to seeing your journal pages as they evolve. Nancy Kvorka in Sunnyvale, CA.

sammy said...

all of your beading is awesome! Your beading for a cure and your beaded Journal page just makes me want to go bead some more! I expecially love the background of your June page!