1/07/2010

Second Bead Journal Project

This bird is in the final stages and they're all 15s...the back and the rest of the wheat. Because the quail are a year-round bird, I chose to add the wild roses of spring and the wheat of the fall. I had planned to use some brown crystal for the wheat berries but they're not going to work will have to rethink that.

I'm already thinking ahead to the next bird which will be a red-breasted nuthatch. There will be considerable bark and pine needles on that one so should be able to try some new things. Stopped at the bead store after physical therapy on Monday and left with a very small bag...$50...

I had said I would limit this BJP to year-round birds but woke up at 3am and realized that was silly because as soon as the robins and bluebirds arrived I'd want to do them also.... So I got up at 3am and make some notes and sketches or I wouldn't be able to go back to sleep.

size: 3 1/2 x 5 inches

9 comments:

Jacquie said...

That is just simply beautiful! My resolution this year is to really get better at bead emroidery...inspiration right here! :o) thanks for sharing

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Oh, it's absolutely lovely! Thanks for sharing, you're very inspiring.
(I must start my January journal today!)

Barbara said...

BEAUTIFUL! If I had ideas this great, they would keep me awake too. ;)

Lois2037 said...

So beautiful! I'll be looking forward to seeing each new bird.

Robin said...

Oh, Gerry, I so love your enthusiasm... up at 3 AM, to wired with beadlust to sleep!!!!! My kind of gal! Also my kind of bird lover... the quail is also on my favorite list. We have many clans of them along our road and I always stop to admire them before driving past. And, yes, you certainly will need to do a robin (LOL)!

Robin A.

AngelDoll said...

I am so happy you are doing a robin too...your work is awesomely beautiful and so inspiring. i have not started my bead journal yet and must get busy.

susiew said...

On my 'day out' today, I bought some beads and saw the size 15's. Knowing that is what you are using makes your work even more amazing to me. Reading about size 15 is one thing, but actually holding them is yet another. I'm impressed yet again.
Susie

flyingbeader said...

WOW, that is great. Can't wait to see it all finished.dot

Rose Anne B said...

WOW this is just equisite!!! So precise and colour control - WOW!!!

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