Tuesday, March 9, 2010

January FINISHED!!

I love these Peacock Beads!

I dont understand why the color is funky in this picture.
All done, but I wish the picture did the color justice.


I am so happy I can finally say I have January DONE!! I was able to work on it quite a bit this past weekend and finished it up last night. I am excited to work with a different color palette for my February section. I am excited to bezel another Rivoli, I really like doing that for some reason! I guess because its something new. I cannot tell you how hard it was to find garnet colored bugle beads! I dug some out of a mighty old stash I came across of mixed colors of bugles. They aren't the best quality, but the color was right so on they went! I also used some 6mm garnet hearts and some 13mm half moon beads, both from Artbeads. This has quickly become my favorite place to beads shop. You wouldn't believe the amount of colors available in the half moon beads! I thought it was a neat shape so I bought several different colors. I bet you will be seeing them crop up in some of my other pages!
I hope every ones pieces are coming along nicely. It sure is fun to be able to look around at all the different blogs and see the beauty we are creating. Thanks for looking! I appreciate all the wonderful comments people are leaving.

24 comments:

Bobbi said...

Hi, I love your January Bead Journal piece, it's very beautiful! I think your pictures came out great! So, would I be right in thinking that you're making one piece with all 12 BJP on it? Can't wait to see your next one!
I also wanted to comment on your gorgeous furry ones! How handsome and beautiful they both are! Besides loving beads, I love animals! I have 3 furry ones of my own. 2 mini weiner sister furry ones, Sweet Pea and Lil Lily and then there's Rocky, hes a 100 lb brindle boxer. I also have 3 kitties to, Ashes, Gracie and Cali.
I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs and happy beading...
Bobbi

runningonink said...

WOWZERS- this is GORGEOUS! I love those peacock beads now cool! I am in just awe of the pieces you are doing! Mind blowing how many beads go into a piece! LOVE IT!

Whytefeather said...

That turned out so beautiful!! I love looking at your photos, just so much to see in this piece. Can't wait to see the next one :)

Carol Creech said...

Such gorgeous colors and precise beading! I love it. Look forward to seeing February!

Carol said...

Hi Tracey
As usually, unique and beautiful beading. Those peacock beads are too cool!

Hope its smooth sailing at your house. This is going to be a great year for you.
xx, Carol

Kim Y. said...

Gosh Sis...this is gorgeous! I wish I had half as much talent as you have in your little fingers!!! The cabernet, I mean garnet, is stunning (tee-hee)! And you're right, the peacock beads are beautiful and add a lot to the piece. Hope all is well...HI to the family! Love you!

Carol said...

Oh my, I can see that my bead budget is going out the window now that you've shown me the way to ArtBeads!

Beautiful piece... I look forward to February!

Penny said...

A lovely combination of beads. I love the half-moon beads, I don't think I've ever seen them before. You're going to have a beautiful collection of BJP's by the time you're finished.

Terri said...

Wow, that turned out really nice! I love it!

One of these days, I'll get around to learning bead embroidery.

Great work!!!

Lois2037 said...

What a delicious color! I'm going to have to go in search of half-moon beads now, too. They look wonderful.

sydsider said...

Stunning piece, beautifully executed.Love the close up picture.Looking forward to seeing what February brings.

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

i love love love the colors! your beading is so perfect in your stitches. i love the rows and how they move from one color to another. this is just great! can't wait to see another one from you!

Kali said...

Just fabulous! I'm a beginner at bead embroidery and I learn so much from looking at your pieces. I wish it was easier to order from Artbeads here in Switzerland....

Cyndi L said...

Love it love it! Are you going to put a rivoli in each section?

Marty S said...

What a great start to the year! It's beautiful!
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Lynn said...

Soooo nice! Those half moon beads are really cool - I've never seen that shape before. On my list now! Thanks for sharing !

Kiss the babes and pups for me :)

Julie said...

Oh it has such pop, I love it. The reds are scrumptious. Julie C

Everything Pretty said...

Very beautiful beadwork!!

Jessica said...

Not sure you will see my comment since there are SO MANY comments on this one (hehe) but it turned out super pretty - even prettier than I expected it to. Too bad you didn't pass any of those creative talents onto me :) Love you..oh and Ethan loves you too!

Robbie said...

i love your idea of a different'wedge' for each month! what a cool idea!! Beautiful piece!!!

robin michelle said...

Very pretty! I love the colors on this.

Luiipuff said...

Very lovely! I like it~!

Enga said...

wou was für eine Arbeit,sieht Klasse aus
lg Enga

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