Saturday, October 23, 2010

June BJP finished!











I said in my last BJP update, that I hoped it wouldn't take me a month to complete the next segment. Well, it did indeed take me a month, but here it is finished! This is the month of June on my Birthstone Wheel. The June Birthstone is Alexandrite. For this piece I used various colors of light purple seed beads in matte and shiny finishes, in both size 15 and size 11. I used the usual Rivoli and half moon beads as well as 6mm heart beads and 1 lonely little peacock bead. I really am happy with this color combination, and will be glad to move on to July, which is the Ruby! I am so happy to be able to find more time for working on my project with the cooler weather and more at home time. I hope the next time will take me less than a month. My goal is to finish 2 more segments before Christmas! Wish me luck. I will need it....

14 comments:

Cyndi L said...

Alexandrite is one of my favorite "colors"...I love the subtlety, the shift in tone, the coolness. It's a gorgeous addition to a fabulous project :-)

Barbara said...

I love the sparkle in your pieces, and Ruby is my birthstone so I'll be watching for that. Love the wheel design! It's a great display.

Roberta said...

Gorgeous and inspirational.

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

this is one fantastic piece. it just gets better and more exciting with each new month!

beadbabe49 said...

Fantastic set, tracey...and take your time...remember, there are no BJP police, lol!
(not that I'm not eager to see more!)

runningonink said...

WOWZERS this is sooo gorgeous! It is a real masterpiece! I love seeing each month!

Diane said...

Wow great work and lovely colour combinations. I love how the wheel is developing.
Diane, New Zealand

Dee D said...

I love what you are doing.

Robbie said...

I just showed my husband your BJP piece. He thought it was wonderful! I've loved this design since I saw your first piece!! Beautiful workmanship!!

Beth Handley said...

Really beautiful, I just love your idea of each month being part of a larger whole. Metaphoric, and so well executed.

Carol said...

Hi Tracey
Your beading is always so beautiful and meticulous. I love that you used buttons too. Glad life has slowed a little for you to bead again.

Jackie (Tillie's Daughter) said...

Really lovely beading. Your work is fantastic.

Lynn said...

Yeah!! Half way done - and its absolutely gorgeous!!! I'm still contemplating finally joining the group this year....

Sandy said...

It is worth the month-lovely.