Thursday, October 30, 2008

October finished

I finished my October piece a couple of days ago, but didn't get around to posting until today. Enjoy a peek on my blog if you wish.

my October Page

Hi all, I've finished my October Page. I made it on a felt background and used a needle for felt (first time in my life :-)). It'was a really nice experience. You can see it in my blog

Thanks a lot to everyone who commented on my Sept. Page. I appreciate it very much.

Natalie S (Beadturtle)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hey guys! How is everyone? I updated my blog, feel free to take a look:

Monday, October 27, 2008


I've posted a photo and details for this month's piece on my blog

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Better late than never

I finished my September piece. I also launched my blog which is not really finished, but at least it holds my first post. You are welcome to have a look if you like to.


Just to let You know...

Hello fellow beaders!

Yes - I'm happy to say that I got my October page finished.


Take care!


I' m Back. Have you missed me? I've been a very busy camper and I've been 'off the grid', so to speak. But I'm back now.
I did finish September and it was a bracelet. All coiled wires and I had so much fun doing it.
Now I'm on to necklaces. I've made a couple of them. And I love them both for different reasons. Will you visit me to see them? Helene

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I have been mostly looking at the blog this month, but am making progress on my November piece. It has fused fabric again, this time in the shape of leaves, that I hope will look like leaf people when finished.

BJP Octobre 2008

My Octobre page is ready. You can see it here. Thank you for taking a look!


Monday, October 20, 2008


For those of you who want to take a sneak peak, my October project is here.
Jacquie C.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

October finished

Hello fellow beaders,

My October page is finished.
You can view it HERE

Happy beading to all

Thursday, October 16, 2008

October is DONE!!

I am very pleased to let eveyone know that my October BJP is DONE!! Anyone who wants to look can see it here. I had a blast making this fun-filled page. Nothing serious on this one! I am now focusing on November....

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Denise Here

Hi Everyone,
I am finished my September page is you want to go have a look. I am concentrating on Goddesses and this month was Sarasvati. I plan on putting her information on the back, probably in writing. I haven't started October's yet but I have a plan and my goal is to get it started before October ends.
You can go here to see my page and also to meet Henry!
cheers, Denise

October finished

My October piece is done. See it here:

Jeanette Shanigan

Hi everyone

My October page is done; you can see it here if you like. This month went way easier than last month, thank goodness!
Everyone's journal pages are looking fabulous, keep up the GREAT work!

pam T (WI)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Slow start

And probably even slower execution - I've only been able to take photos and do sketches/studies of this month's piece so far - but I think I have the image settled in my mind - may carve out some time to do the background tomorrow. My blog is here .

Sunday, October 12, 2008

October Finished

I am amazed at myself! I've finished October! I was so afraid that I would run late again this year. But I did reduce my size by almost 3/4. From 6" square to a mere 2-1/2" square. And I am not beading as fully..... but I am happy with what I have come up with. Feel free to go see it at my blog.

September finished

I finally finished my September page. It is here on my blog if you're interested.
Lots of great work being done by everyone, now on to October!

A look I like

I am new to blogging and posting pics to the net, so I've been struggling to find a look I like for my blog in addition to getting comfortable with doing bjp and putting my work out for people to see. :) I finally settled on a look I like (I think) and have started posting pics of my work in progress. You can take a look here if you want.

Happy Beading!

Hello everybody

Finally, I managed to create a blog! You will find my first works in ribbon embroidery, my last creations and ... my project for the BJP 2008!

The link :

For the September page, I have some stitchs to do and I shall present it soon.

I was absent these last four weeks, and I have only just consulted the three blogs ... your works are magnificent!
Congratulation to all of you !

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Angela and Susan - MD BJPers

Last week I got to meet Angela P (2 years BJP) and Susan E (new BJP member this year) while teaching in Baltimore, MD.

As we stitch through the year, we connect on the internet, realize how much we have in common, get to know and like each other... That's a very special part of the BJP... Then, later, to meet in person is so easy. It's like we already know each other... the shyness and formalities of meeting evaporate into instant bonds. I love it!!!

Pictures here on my blog.

I'm lovin' everybody's Sept and Oct BJP pages... The bar is very high!

Robin A.

September page done

Finally, I am able to post to the BJP blog to say that September page is done. I'm new to the BJP and quite new to bead embroidery, so the September page was a real learning experience( = made some mistakes) :).
Pictures are here.


Friday, October 10, 2008

October page completed.

I'm glad to say that my October page is finished. It was a challenge and I'm glad it's done. It's here if you'd like to look.


October page is moving along!

I am posting regular updates on my blog for anyone who wants to follow along. I am also having a "freebie Friday" give away! How is everyone coming on their October pieces? Is everyone busy planning Novembers piece? I cant believe how quickly this is going. To think we are almost halfway through the month of October!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

September page is done

I’ve finally completed my September page
I’ll present it to my good friend. She wanted to have a jade Hotei so I hope she will like it.


My September piece is finished. Not a whole lot of beading on it, but it has been a busy month for me. Here's a sneak peek for those looking.


Monday, October 6, 2008

My September page is done.

I have completed my September journal page. You can see it here:

Jeanette Shanigan

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Things That Go Bump in the Night

My Oct page is done, you can see it here. This one went so fast!
Joan Cromley

My September Project

I have my September project done...I did however submit to a scrapbooking event and won't get it back until October 15th. Which gives me time to do the one for October. Bah!

Woo hoo - September's done!

I finished September! Forgive the pic. I'll look for tips on taking better pictures before I post October's piece. :o) If you want to take a it is.

October is started

Going with a Day of the Dead theme. Fabric is sewn, now to select beads.

Finished September!

I have finally finished my September page. I ended up making a change..... the light ring of beads stuck out too much, so I traded them out for a darker set that blends more with the rest of the piece. Now, on to October!

September Progress Report

I am also one of the „late“ with my Sept. BJP page :-) but I came back home from holidays only in the middle of September. So I hope my next pages will be on time.
Some pics of my progress are in my blog here

Natalie S (Beadturtle)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

September Project - Happiness!!

Hiya, everybody. I was wondering if I would be left in your dust with an unfinished September entry. I have avoided disaster and, as luck and Lady Serendipity would have it, I got 2 bracelets and a pair of earrings, some nice additions to my artisan jewellery.

I learned 2 new techniques in September. And a new resolution or two.
  • With each month's project I will be adding a pair of earrings.
  • Don't be so petulant: don't throw the baby out with the bath water: hold my mouth differently before I decide the piece is completely useless.

I started a list of all the items of artisan jewellery I could make and discovered there are enough that I can double up some of them. For example, a set of 6 buttons can join a pair of cufflinks; shoe clips can join a brooch.

Well, now October faces me. Bit by bit we are nearing my favourite season: winter. I even think I know what I want to do for December/January, the 12 Days of Christmas. It takes us from Christmas in December to Epiphany in January. I won't do too much thinking right now: I'll let my brain percolate the ideas. It always works best that way.

Well, that's what I think.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

September page finished

Hi everyone,

I am new to the BJP, new to blogging too, French, 50 years old and doesn't speak english well...Luckily, it's more easy for me to read and understand english . So I admit, I have used bits of your entries and my post is a patchwork of yours...Pardon!!
Even if I don't leave beautiful comments, I read all the posts and look at your blogs. I am often impressed, many are so talented!
If you want to see it, my september page is here. I have changed my mind many time and finally decided to dedicate the BJP to those I love. I have began by my father, musician, trees and birds lover, handyman ( I have used 'discs?') and always punctual ( so I have recycled hand of his old watch).
Sorry for the gibberish and thanks to Robin, Diane and all.


Gentle Reminder

Please remember that the Bead Journal Project Blog(s) is just that - for Bead Journal Project posts - not other news. I hate to be snarky but I've received several emails lately with complaints about posts not related to the Bead Journal Project. I realize that many people are excited to share information, but just as many come here only to read about the BJP. Please respect the purpose of the blogs as well as other participants and keep your entries related to the Bead Journal Project only.

Thanks for your understanding.