Friday, July 24, 2009

May BJP Page

This is my May BJP page. It's called "Friends". I found these wonderful gemstone faces online and knew I had to do something with them. They represent my beady friends who have become my family. I have been trying to add more texture to my pages this year. Small keishi pearls and gemstone chips have added a new dimension I think. I can't believe we are so close to the end of the year. I still have three pages to do, but expect to be done soon. I had to get some "real life" things out of my way so I could concentrate on my pages.
This cuff was inspired by the beautiful cabs I bought recently in San Mateo. I love turquoise and copper together. I enjoy making cuffs so much I am toying with the idea of doing them for BJP next year. Kelly's beautiful cuffs have made me want more of them.
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14 comments:

Sandy said...

They are both wonderful. Good job.

KV said...

Awesome page, Arlene!!! And that bracelet isn't too shabby, either! Love everything you do . . .


Kathy V in NM (who just might get four more pieces up on her blog this weekend)

Beadin' Gram/aka Jackie said...

Love your BJP pages -- but I REALLY, really love your cuff. That is gorgeous and my favorite "colors" together. Beautiful..

a2susan said...

The faces seem to have so much personality in them, and liveliness.

And that cuff, wow is it gorgeous!

Susan

Robin said...

Goodness! I didn't even know one could get carved gem stone face cabs... They're wonderful! It's awesome the way you are showing the web, the connections between your beading friends! I also love your bracelet... turquoise and copper are luscious together! Congrats on finishing 9!!!

pam T said...

o this page is beautiful! and the cuff is gorgeous! can't wait to see the rest of your pages - and can't wait to see them all together on the web site...

Cyndi L said...

Oh, how perfectly gorgeous, Arline! I clicked to see the enlargements, and just ended up *feasting* my eyes :-)

abeadlady said...

Thank you all for your comments. Both of these pieces were a pleasure to work on.

Arline

Ellen said...

Lovely on both counts Arline, if you get sick of that bracelet you can send it my way - it would look great on my arm ;)

freebird said...

I love your page. What a great way to honor your friends! The cuff is a really good idea for next year. That must mean you've decided to do it again already! I haven't decided for sure yet. I want to but I seem to be having so much trouble getting my beading done this year it makes me hesitate - but then, I don't want to give it up either!

Henrysmomsmusings said...

Arline, The page with the gemstone faces is just gorgeous and I absolutely love the colors in your bracelet. So beautiful. Glad you're back to beading again.

RedChili said...

Beautiful pieces, Arline. Glad to see your muse is back with you. Gale

Beady Zoo said...

Arline, I love your Friends piece! All the faces, encircled with beads and interconnected with each other -- just lovely. The keishi pearls and gemstones chips ARE an excellent addition.

And the turquoise cuff is beautiful as well. Great assortment of beads, stones, pearls creating wonderful textures. Yummy! - Kathy

Heidi Cervantes said...

Arline, this cuff is "SICK!" (That's "amazing" in today's lingo) You keep on surprising me. You'd better glue that thing to your wrist if you know what's good for you. lol!