Saturday, July 31, 2010

Woodland spirits in July

Finally done with my woodland spirit doll - sort of interesting how a busy month creates some of my nicest pieces. Odd - I'll have to ponder that.

Anyway, please go check her out - let me know!

I Am Not Meek!

I am not meek! Are you? Come on over to my blog to see my July BJP and my admission of non-meekness.

Marty S
Crackpot Beader
OK, I think I've put off posting July's installment for long enough. It's on my BLOG, found by clicking on "Karen J" to the left. Sure wish I knew what I was going to do for August.....

Friday, July 30, 2010

July Ornament

Magpie Sue here. I've MIA for a while but have not abandoned the BJP by any means. I finished my ornament for April; still need to do a blog post about it. (It's going to be very anticlimactic when I finally do.) May is under construction, June is still in my head. But I just finished my ornament for July and I don't think I could be more pleased with it (well, maybe, but not by much!)

If I've piqued your curiosity hop on over to my blog. :- )

Monday, July 26, 2010

July Finished

This is a special one in honor of my parents, and it's now on my Pinelands Patches and Beadscapes blog. --Barbara

Sunday, July 25, 2010

July BJP - Brillianze

I was fortunate enough to experience fireworks 2 nights in a row. The sky was dark and the colors illuminated the sky. The patterns and colors were amazing. Brillianze has a Swarovski crystal bead for the face of the doll. The silver beads represent the patterns seen in the sky while the black beads represent the evening sky. The circular belly area represents the perfectly timed firework in the sky There are also iridescent black beads on the side of the piece to give the creation different hues of color as they catch the light.

For the full effect, visit my blog at

Bead On! Victoria

Storage and Display Idea

I've been wondering what I would do with my 12 BJP pieces when done, and it felt like a dilemma. I don't want them to get dusty, yet I want them to be available for viewing. However, today I found this 9" wooden cabinet with hinged door on a Jo Ann's clearance shelf for around $3.00 (after taking 70% off an already discounted price!). It's 3-1/2" x 5" dimensions are perfect for stacking my 3" x 4" BJP pieces. These 2 photos show my first 6 pieces inside with plenty of room for 6 more by year's end. I love the little cut-out star on the door. I have renewed interest in the year's projects now that I feel good about a way to store and display them!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Water water everywhere for July!

My July bracelet is finished and ready to wear...just as soon as the temperature dips enough for me to be able to stand wearing any jewelry!!

June "Believe" is Finished!

BJP June by Robin Atkins, detail
My totem animal, rabbit, takes center stage on my June BJP piece. Come take a look here.

Yes, I'm behind again, after finally catching up in May. June's piece took hours and hours. But I have started July and hope to have it finished soon.

I'm also a bit behind in reading all the BJP blogs. That's the next thing on my list. You'll be seeing comments soon. Hope you're all having a lovely, beady summer (or if you're in the southern hemisphere, winter)...

Robin A.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

BJP in Transistion

Good Morning!  Its a Wonderful day here in Northern Indiana USA.
High heat and humidity.
Come see my childhood memory

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

July piece done with Cloisonne enamel

Hi all - I recently returned from camp where I finished my next 3 enamels for my BJP. Then I went to CA for my nephew's wedding (which was wonderful) and worked on my July BJP which I finished when I got home. This month has a Cloisonne enamel in it along with ribbon and thread embroidery. I specialize in Cloisonne so this one was dear to my heart. Hope you enjoy it. I show my next two enamels on the home page for the 2010 BJP.

July BJP - "Journey"

I've finished my July BJP - not without some delay, frustration and downright procrastination.  If you'd like, you can see it here.

Friday, July 16, 2010

June is done!

Take a look at my June project Ocean Seaweed Garden!

July 2010

My needleweaving for July can be seen here.  Loving this color combination after working with earth tones lately.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

July finished....

My july piece is HERE....I think you'll be able to figure out the thought behind it...

Monday, July 12, 2010

Blog updated!

Here is the LINK to my blog! Hope you are having a wonderful Summer.

June Angel

Here's June's Angel: As always, your pages are so creative and inspiring, I wish I could reach out and touch them!

Friday, July 9, 2010


A little teaser to whet your interest. I actually finished this a week or so ago, but didn't have a chance to take a picture. This one seems to explore some of my colour boundaries, but then again, it might explore other things......come on over to my blog to check it out!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

May is finished - maybe

Finally finished May or maybe not but at least its finished for now.  Always so hard to tell when a piece is finished but leaving alone for a while might the best thing.  See it here

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

June is busting out all over!

June is busting out all over...especially now that it is July. We are in a heat wave here, which extends all the way to the east coast. Good excuse to stay inside where it is cool and bead, so I've finally finished June and am ready to tackle July. See the hole piece on my blog.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

If I Knew What This Is About, I Would Have Posted It Last Week

I finished my June BJP on time, but it's taken me a while to decide what it's about. Come on over to my blog Crackpot Beader and tell me what you think.

Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Thursday, July 1, 2010

July spiral

I've posted my July spiral which can be found at Hope everyone has a safe holiday.

Blog Update!

Please take a peek! You can see it here.

Woo hoo! June is over!

Ok, that sounded a bit more excited about ending the month, than my project, but not really true.

However, I'd love to have you pop over here and check her out: