Friday, January 15, 2010

January Piece done

Hi all - I finished my BJP for January. I've posted it on my site. This is my 3rd year with the BJP and I'm excited to be part of it. It has definitely helped me grow as an artist and given me a reason to try new things.

My series this year is called a Round Peg in a Square Hole as I'm having a 1.5" enamel inside a 3.5" square. Each piece will have an enamel with a different technique (I specialize in Cloisonne, but dabble in other techniques) and a new type of fringe. January's enamel technique is called Sgraffito which is scratching through a raw layer of enamel to form a design before it is fired. They will each be framed in an 8 x 10 shadowbox with a flocked matte board behind each one. Each frame is the same, but the matte board colors will change.

Note: on my web page there is a back button to take you to the overview of this year's BJP. That page then has a back button to get you to all my BJPs which have more description than what is on our website.

Have a BEADy Good Day. Karen

11 comments:

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Beautifully intricate, but yet so lovely. Karen, you do simply fabulous work! - Anne Marie

Robbie said...

Way too cool...love this piece!

Carol said...

What can I say but "WOW!"

Marty S said...

It's stunning!
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Carol Creech said...

This is gorgeous! I love all of it, but the fringe is a wonderful touch.
Carol

Robin said...

And me, well I love it all, especially the bead ruffles and the enameled butterfly! Yummmmm!

Robin A.

Barbara said...

Your enamel work is unique and lovely, as always, and the whole piece is simply beautiful!

Sara said...

Gorgeous!

Magpie Sue said...

Wow, that's really something! I, too, especially like the ruffles.

Lois2037 said...

That's beautiful! Really, really nice work.

flyingbeader said...

Wonderful!