Saturday, November 29, 2008

In the Nick of Time!

I've amazed even myself that I was able to complete my November BJP Turtle...I've been so behind for the past month...hurray...and with one day to spare too! You can go see her at

November complete

Hi everyone... hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!
I was trying to put a "teaser" pic in here for my November page, but can't quite figure out my (new) program. so will just add my link and you can drop in on my blog.
And I just need to apologize to anyone who was in and around Minneapolis earlier this week driving... if you were swearing at a red Durango driving around like an idiot, that was me. LOL!
On to December.... :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Oh! Yeah! Photo's

I will have at least Septembers ready for you too look at, but in the meantime here's a teaser, not BJP, but a Christmas Present for my best friend. The full pic and story is on my blog


Yay!! In a few days, as of Dec. 1st, we can start posting pictures of our BJP work here on our three BJP blogs!!!

Although pictureful posts are fun, we will probably want to restrict ourselves to BJP related images because by the end of the year there will be upwards of 2,000 posts and we don't want to get shut down because of going over our allotted space. Please keep posting other beautiful pictures on your own blog and please post links to them on the BJP blog when you feel they would be of specific interest to BJPers.

Last year we got in the habit of cropping the pictures of our finished BJP pieces and posting these little sneak-peek images (enticing hints of the whole piece) here on the BJP blog along with a link to our own blog or Flickr page. That was really fun... to see just a little part of the picture was like a wrapped present at Christmas! Like this... don't you just want to check it out?

Robin Atkins, BJP Oct 07, Respect, detail
It's my October piece from last year's BJP. See here for more... ;>}

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I am so thankful for this project... for all of you and for the great abundance of creativity and inspiration flowing from your BJP work!!!

Big hugs to all, Robin A.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

September page...

at last done... Have a look on my blog.
Sorry for the very late start. I'm a beginner and I'm really intimidated. There are so many talented people beading for this project. Thanks for sharing your progress.

Monday, November 24, 2008


I've posted a photo of my November piece on my blog.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

been very slack

Well, I've been so slack with this BJP - LOL I've got 3 months worth in various stages of being beaded sitting on my desk. Life has been very busy this year and I find that before I know it 3 months have passed and I haven't gotten any further with what I started!!! So ... I've resolved to finish at least September's one this week. I promise I will start posting piccies soon on my blog .. please forgive me everyone.

Friday, November 21, 2008


I am working on my December block. It still has a long way to go. You can see it at my blog.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

November finished

Hello fellow beaders.

My November page is finished.
You can view it here.

Happy beading to all

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

October page finished

Hi everyone,

I am really in late... sorry. I made it a firt time and was not happy with it so I had to start again. You can see my october page at

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

November finished

Posted here if you wish to have a peek. I enjoyed this one so much and once I got started, finished in just one day!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Well, I pretty much gave up on the BJP thing because my first one was at a store and I thought that I hadn't taken a photo.....

So, I've now found the photo of my "first" entry, of course.

I had purchased some leaf beads from Ebay a long time ago and didn't end up using them. I finally found a use...

Monday, November 10, 2008

November piece

My November piece is finished; it can be seen here: Thanks for looking and commenting.

Jeanette Shanigan

Sunday, November 9, 2008

November Swirls Done

My post of my November BJP piece is here. I may be on track with my BJP, but a lot of other things are falling behind! Joan Cromley

October Beaded Turtle FINISHED...

FINALLY...I've finished the October BJP...I'm about a week late...but feeling better from my hospital ordeal and subsequent recovery...and the October 'turtle' is finished...I haven't named her yet...but I think it will be something having to do with the Opal...or Fire Opal...or something...see and read more about her at my blog...
Have a wonderful week!

Design decided

It seems I'm doing nature things in my pages, so swing by my blog to have a peek at the design I'm thinking about for November. I really hate it when we have to fiddle with the clocks and it makes me grumpy when the light starts to go so early - what wonderful therapy is making bead plans!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Month - October Tidbit

I have made a piece of glass bead artisan jewellery: specifically a brooch. Head on over to my Glass 0 Beads blog tomorrow - Oct 12 '08. By the afternoon I should have my pix taken and posted. Today my camera battery is being recharged. I need a back up battery and I am hoping I'll get it for Christmas.
I have a request to make for everybody. I am playing around with photography, trying to find that perfect (well, perfect for me) combination to get me a really good picture.
When it finally gets photoed and posted, I would like people to give me their opinion of the pic. I can't grow in a vacuum and your opinions will help me get better pix.
That's it. That's all I want!! (not asking for much, is she ~~ oh, no, not much) I would be very thankful for your help.
Come back tomorrow.
~~ Helene ~~Glass0Beads

Friday, November 7, 2008

I'm a bit behind. I haven't finished my October turtle yet...but hope to have it done in the next few days. I was in the hospital for about 5 days with about a 2 week recovery haven't done a lot of beading...and what I did do was 'catch up' work...which includes the October turtle. Please pardon my tardiness...

October BJP finished

A little bit less late than september, my october page is done ! If you want, you can see it here


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

November Finished

After getting off to a fast start, I came to a halt in October due to a cut on my hand, but it has healed and my November block is finished. You can see them on my

My today's blog post

You are invited to have a look at my today's blog post.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Downunder Catchup

G'Day All,
I've been so busy with life and health issues I'm way behind but I know I'll catch up - got bogged down last year also but managed to finish with everyone.
I have three pieces started Sept through to November and working as much as I can on all.
Why? I hear you say, 3 started none finished?
Because I didn't want to become bored and start changing halfway through each piece, this way it keeps everything fresh (for me).
Still off the ciggies, it's hard but worth the effort.
Hope you are all beading on, haven't been on the computer too much as this was one of my inhaling sites - trying to change one old habit means other things need to be changed too!
Will post finished product's next month on Flickr. Yeah I'm not a peeker but will look at all then.

October Page is finished

My second JDD (i.e. October piece) is in existence!

I am using the abbreviation JDD in order not to disclose the secret for those who are strong enough not to take previews. Anybody there?? For the rest of you, i.e. the curious, undisciplined (like myself) BJPers out there, here is the peep show.


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Unbelievable, September piece finally finished

It's true, I have finished my september piece. If you want, you can see it here !
It was long, but I have started again my work 3 times, I wasn't satisfied with the result.
And now, go to the October piece !