Hi all!! I am so excited to show off my very first BJP piece!! I finished it last week, but we didn't get to take the photo until today.
I'm thrilled that I've committed myself to this project this year, and very excited that I think I have chosen a way that will enable me to keep that commitment. I am planning on making a 2"x2" square each month, each with a different motif or pattern, and then combining all of the squares at the end of the year to make a bead embroidered purse. I'm going to use the color black as a unifying element throughout, and possibly brass or bronze as the accent.
This month I chose a green and blue palette, and made a 'quilt square' pattern. It was harder than I thought it would be, especially to get the lines straight and even. But I am enjoying how it has turned out, and have also enjoyed getting materials out to work on throughout the year. Fun!! Also very fun is looking at all the gorgeous works that others have been making for January. Do click on the LINK and go see what everyone has been doing!
In other news, I finished a bangle bracelet with Sand Opal Swarovski elements in it, and I am soooooo in love with this crystal I can't tell you. I kept the colors to a minimum and just used bronze and matte gold for the setting, to show off the crystals better. I called it Regal. And, wonder of wonders, I actually made a pair of earrings for a change, to match!!
Now, on to thinking of February's square, and finishing the new cuff I've started.