Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March is Done

I just posted March project! Take a look at it here.

March BJP

My March project came together from an experience in Tucson. I visited the African Village and was bartering with a vendor who was watching a stall that did not belong to him. I asked him prices and he kept screaming "BaBa". Come to find out BaBa means brother. After 4 or 5 times of unsuccessfully finding BaBa, we left. I decided to make my own BaBa in tribute of the missing vendor.

BaBa features a polymer clay face. The bead colors represent African mudcloth. BaBa's hair is done with size 11 seed beads with small brass rings purchased at African Village. BaBa hangs from an Ndebele rope. See BaBa at

March bjp in Autumn colours by KaiteM

My March bjp dancing girl is finished and up on my YarnGarden blog, featuring Autumn colours, the word *slow* and is dedicated to a wonderful haute couture Australian bead embroiderer who died in her 80s after a lifetime of bead embroidery. cheers, Kaite

Monday, March 29, 2010

My little March Lamb

Well, I have finished March! Yippee! I'm so excited and really feeling absolutely liberated by this entire process. I think my little girls are having fun hanging out together (if you want to see the flickr picture of the 3 of them click here).

Otherwise, pop over to my blog and see my March girl! She's obviously dreaming of flowers!

I am finding this experience AND this group such a fabulous support system! Thanks all!


My April bjp beaded bead is on my blog.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

End o f March

and a 1/4 of the way through already , wow. These projects seem to make the years go even faster than normal. Well after losing my way at the beginning of the year, I am now back on path and you can see my progress here  Congratulations to everyone for saying the course and looking forward to seeing all the exciting results at the end of the year.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

It's springtime!

I posted my April piece to my blog here if you care to take a look.  It is definitely a departure from what I normally do, and coming off of last month's very emotional and kinda dark theme, I wanted to lighten up the mood.  I hope I succeeded!  Thank you for taking the time.  Happy Spring to you!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March done - A Round Peg In a Square Hole

Hi all - finished my March piece. Check it out. I beaded the ruffle around the design in the fabric, which I hardly ever do, but this one was so pretty. Also, the middle fringe is what I originally had in mind, but the 1st one I did had a mistake and I liked it so much I decided to keep them this way. As my friend CA says: Oops Perfect! I'm in Florida now and leave in two days so I guess I won't start April until I get home. Already have my enamel ready for it. Hope you are all enjoying making your pieces as much as I do.

Have a Beady Good Day all. Karen, The Bead Hearted Babe

March project is finished

I never knew how beautiful the ocean was in winter until we moved to New England about 25 years ago. Now it's one of my favorite sites.  My March piece is a bracelet like the others, but this one celebrates the flotsam and jetsom of a New England coastline. 

Another update on my blog.

I am moving along on my February BJP. I would love it if you would take a peek and let me know what you think! Please check out my progress on my blog A Beadiful Mess. Thank you!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

March Finished

My March piece is posted on my Pinelands Patches and Beadscapes blog. Thanks in advance for visiting!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Gray or Grey? What Color Is My March BJP?

What a treat to be able to follow everyone's progress on the BJP! Thanks, beaders!

I'm making good progress on my March page come on over to my blog and let me know what you think.

Marty S
Crackpot Beader


I've posted my March spiral, along with a new page, at

Friday, March 19, 2010

Winter is almost over...

and my first three journal pages are finished and framed. You can see them here...

I'm looking forward to next month when we can all post here and see what everyone has been creating these last three months!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

February finished

I finally finished February and you can see it here. Now for March!

Taking a deep breath in March

My word for March is 'breathe' -- what a wonderful word that is.  If you'd like, please check the finished piece out at artjourney.  The sun is shining today and spring is rapidly on its way.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

March 2010 BJP

Hi Friends:
I have posted my March Page.  Please visit my blog.  I love visitors!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

time for WIP

Dear folks,

I have just found the time to blog about my february piece (finished) and my march piece (in progress). Would love for you to visist my blog and tell me what you think.


Saturday, March 13, 2010

March BJP finished

I finished my kite for my March project. Check it out here.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

January is done!

I am very happy to report my January (yes I know, I am behind) piece is finished. If you would like to look, pictures can be seen on my blog, A Beadiful Mess. Thanks everyone that looks! Now gotta get a start on February. I hope to get caught up soon!

It is march already!

I finished my february piece last week and have started march, but have no pictures to show for it at the moment... Maybe next weekend. Just hopped over to let ya'll know I am still on the boat.

Beady spring!

March beaded bead

You can see my March beaded bead on my blog.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A behinder's February page

Just a little late, right? Not too bad. I keep waiting for life to slow down a little but I'm thinking that's not going to happen. In any case, I finished my February page, which you can see on my blog. It's a simple page, but close to my heart.

I'm just totally blown away by everybody's work. What a great group to be part of.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tranquility--February BJP

I started my February BJP on February 1 and finished it February 28. I'm somewhat amused that I again found the beads telling me what I was journaling about. Come on over to Crackpot Beader to see my page.

And let me know if I should 'fess up to my grandsons that I rooted for the Canadian Olympic hockey team.

Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Monday, March 1, 2010

Making some progress....

But no where near what I would like to have done. I have had lots going on lately and cant seem to find the time to work on my project nearly as much as I would like. I have updated my blog for anyone who would like to take a peek at it, you can go here. I am really enjoying looking at every ones work, such inspiration.

The Beginning of March

I'm so very happy to see March arrive -- last month was a difficult one for me.  I've picked a March word out of my jar and it is 'breathe'.  I'm ahead of myself (probably trying to rush spring).  If you get a chance check out my blog at artjourney to see the beginning of this month's project.  More to come later...