Sunday, September 19, 2010

Can you believe it?







A post finally! I have been busy, been sick, Maddux has been sick, and my Son Aaron and his girlfriend came for a visit from Texas. All in all, its been a super busy time for me. Unfortunately, my beadwork had to wait until I had time to do it! I am hoping things will settle down now. I have lots of catching up to do, not only on my Bead Journaling, but on blog hopping too. I must say, I miss everyone!



At long last, here is my completed May BJP. Yikes! I did say May. That only puts me almost 4 behind. I have a little bit done on June too, so maybe that one wont take me almost 2 months to complete. For my May piece, Emerald is the Birthstone color. I used my usual half moon beads in both matte and shiny emerald. Size 15 transparent emerald color, gold size 15's, 6mm emerald hearts, an emerald 14mm Swarovski rivoli, emerald AB size 11's, as well as 2 un-marked shades of emerald size 11's. If anyone remembers, I will be using the half-moon and 6mm heart beads in each piece. I like the colors for this month. I think the deep green color added some life to my piece. Next month is Alexandrite! I like that I am being forced to work out of my color comfort zone and also that I dont even have to think what colors to use since it is all dictated by the Swarovski Birthstone chart! I hope it wont be another 6 weeks before I can post again. I am planning on doing a Freebie Friday in the near future, so please watch for that! Sorry I have neglected both my blog, and my blogging friends!

16 comments:

beadbabe49 said...

Don't care how long it takes...I'll be glad to wait to see this wonderful piece/concept finished!

Barbara said...

Trying again, I have loved all of these from the start! It's going to be a beautiful piece when all assembled. I'm also looking forward to seeing it then.

Cyndi L said...

I don't care how long it takes either! I'll *still* be looking for updates from you on this awesome project :-)

Penny said...

This is lovely and your 'wheel' of BJP's is taking shape. Can't wait to see the next one.

Carol said...

Well, glad life is slowing down to a dull roar. I'm behind too, but with fall here, things are getting back to normal...normal?

Diane Lithgow said...

WOW! this piece is stunning. i love your blog and have been chekcing back occasionally to see what you were up to. great to hear you are onto things again. the ideas will flow.
Diane, NZ

Diane Lithgow said...

WOW! this piece is stunning. i love your blog and have been chekcing back occasionally to see what you were up to. great to hear you are onto things again. the ideas will flow.
Diane, NZ

Robbie said...

Your piece(s) continue to be amazing! I don't even care if it's May, June or what! I just love seeing this come together. Just beautiful!!

Lynn said...

First off -- those grandbabies are the cutest darn things ever!!!! Love the new pics :)

As usual, the newest color slice is as spectacular as the rest. It just keeps getting better. I can only imagine how amazing it is in person!!

Hugs

Stella Magia Designs said...

I just found your blog on the seedbeadsters group and well, this is just beautiful, I can't wait to see how it looks when you're done.

Robin said...

Your emerald piece is exquisite, Tracy and I love the look of your new blog! I know you'll finish the BJP because your wheel is so irresistible... just amazing!

Robin A.

Whytefeather said...

Like everyone else... it doesn't matter how long it takes, each piece is so beautiful it's exciting to see as you go. What a wonderful looking project it will be when ever you get there to the finish!
Love the rich color of the emerald!

Dees said...

Oh don't say yikes... I am working on May too... And been away from blogging and bloghopping. Guess we are all humans in the end. Hope you are well!

Nancy said...

This is JUST GORGEOUS!!! This is going to be stunning when complete! I can't wait to see the finished product.

Robin said...

Life just continues to happen, doesn't it! I'm behind too, currently working on September with no clue about October.

The important thing is to get back at it when we can, right? Yep, I think so!

Tracy, your May piece is stunning, beautifully photographed too!!! This piece will be a show stopper when complete, guaranteed!

I'll be in touch with you in next few days about next year's BJP...

Hugs, Robin A.

LissC said...

When ever I try to explain this journal to people I give them your piece as a sample of what people do. i can't wait to see the finished piece!