7/15/07

July BJP Done



The July BJP page is done...good thing as I've been neglecting the Basho series....better get back to work on that one!
The red squares are some Czech glass pieces I got years ago...they're not nailheads since they have a hole in the middle from top to bottom....and I don't actually know if they've got a special name....if anyone does know, I'd love to hear from you!
The tag on them is "made in czecho-slovakia", with the hyphen, so they're pre-WWII anyway. And that's all I know about them.

23 comments:

KV said...

This piece is just wonderful! I love the colors and the rhythymic movement of the beads. And that fabric is awesome, too!


Kathy V in NM

Grace said...

Thanks for the photo of the red beads, they are beautiful.

Your finished piece is amazing, sure gives a happy feeling when I look at it.

Sunni said...

OH STOP STOP STOP...
I can't take it anymore...this is so much fun..I just love it love it love it..And you STILLLLL haven't told me what that little guy is singing so merrily
Sunni

beadbabe49 said...

LOL...he's singing, Row, Row, Row Your Boat....

vivage said...

Ooooh, that is one lucious piece. and I love those red squares. Very fun faces, this whole piece makes me smile.

the lone beader said...

I love those Czech beads! They're pretty.

Beadin' Gram said...

Terrific --- the square red beads are fantastic -- and your July piece I just love --

Vicki said...

Oh, what a great piece! I love the overall shape of your beading, and those square whatchamacallits look wonderful marching down the center!

freebird said...

Two Peas in a Pod!! That's what I saw when I came to your blog today. It may not be that but peas are gardeny aren't they? It looks wonderful.

Judi D said...

Truely organic garden at it's best!
What a great page.

Sunni said...

Well that fits...... Merrily merrily down the little stream of red square beads..
the other one looks as if he is saying...and who told you you could sing???.
LOL,
Sunni

Lois B said...

What a wonderful happy page. Great summer colors, and those faces are so expresssive.

Beadin' Gram said...

I had a few minutes this morning and took another look at your great piece. Freebird said she saw two peas in a pod --- I saw a fish -- maybe my eyes were blurry from the sun and heat and working in the yard, but yes, definately a fish diving toward the bottom.
Beadin' Gram

beadbabe49 said...

One of the most rewarding aspects of doing these pages in such a large group are the diverse comments we're all getting...I didn't see the face singing until sunni commented on it...didn't see the two peas in a pod until freebird mentioned it and didn't see a fish diving until you mentioned it, jackie...and yet, now I see it all through your eyes as well as mine and it's added a depth to the experience you just don't get while beading alone in the studio!
Thank you all so much for allowing me to see my work through your eyes...

Robin said...

Another wonderful page!!!!! This one seems to be about two people who are together spiritually or through a heart connection, yet physically divided ~ at least that's what I see in it. It's not sad, yet there's something poignant about it for me.

I can solve the mystery of the red squares ~ they are made for rings ~ as "stones" to be set in a ring. The hole is for mounting a crystal (fake diamond) with glue. I've seen many of them in many different shapes during my wanderings in the Czech Republic.

If you'd consider selling or trading a strand of them with me, I'd be HAPPY indeed!

Lillian said...

Your piece if very garden-like to me and I feel like I'm wandering around in it when I look at your piece :o) It's so summery and wonderful! Lillian :o)

beadbabe49 said...

I'd love to trade a strand with you robin...

thanks, lillian!

Sunni said...

Your work is always a pleasure to behold BB. Its always fun to hop to your site and see what your up to.
BTW, I posted a pic of the baby humming birds in the nest if you want to see them,
Sunni

mountainsaltstudio said...

your july page is wonderful - it has such movement. how do you know when to stop?

Sue in western WA said...

Oh, if you're sharing those wonderful red squares I want in on the action! Name your price! (Well, within reason... budgets are for breaking, right?)

beadbabe49 said...

thanks, sunni...I visited and left a comment on your blog...

thanks, diane...that's a hard question to answer since sometimes I stop and it's done and sometimes I just think it's done and it tells me otherwise! So, I guess when it finally feels like if I add more it will be too much...that's when I quit...not much use, but I can't explain it any better. Maybe someone else could tackle that question?
hi, sue...sorry, but I don't sell my beads...I'll do the occasional trade, but I have a limited amount of the squares and robin asked first. I sent you an email with a link to a gal who sells on ebay and has the most interesting 'stuff' I've ever seen...she's not cheap, but if you only need a few of something, she's certainly affordable. Let me know if you like her beads, will you?

LJ said...

Wonderful, BB.

beadbabe49 said...

thanks, lj!