Friday, November 9, 2007

November BJP...a week later!

Happy Aloha Friday everyone!

Lots of stuff going on with family & friends, so haven't had time to post in 2 weeks! Yikes! And then there's the making of Christmas presents. And then, my camera decided it wanted to go back to 8-2006! Go figure! Mercury is 'sposed to be out of retrograde by now! Ha! ;)
So, here's where I'm at. I decided to go with a symbol of the turkey's tail feathers...Thanksgiving, pumpkin pie, spices & all that. So I made a template & cut it out.

Then decided I didn't want to try to adhere fabric to all those round edges, so I painted the Timtex an orangeish gold color.

Then I needed to decide on a focal bead. I had this beautiful Native American Woman porcelain piece by Laura Mears...should I use it? Ya know how you hoard those things you love? And you don't want to let them go? Wonder why that is? Anyway, I put her on the Timtex & she fit just right!


So now I'm just deciding on the colors & beads I'd like to use with her...here's some I'm trying...

I sure wish I could show more of the other things I'm doing now, but can't let anyone see what the elves are working on! :)

Hope everyone has a great weekend! And Happy Veteran's Day to all you vets...that includes you, DH! :)

4 comments:

KV said...

That is one great focal bead, CC! Can't wait to see what you do next.


Kathy V in NM

Mai-Liis Peacock said...

It's so much fun to watch you create!
Oh, and I understand wanting to hoard those favorite things. I have a hard time with that one.

JoTee said...

We are suffer with hoarding, but since working with the beaded journal I am learning to GO FOR IT!!! why not enjoy those pieces that we love so dearly...then we can enjoy them for years & years...besides we are still hoarding them if we still have them right??!!

Looking forward to see your NEW piece transpire...am sure it will be colorful & delightful..huggies...

ACey said...

Love the combination of elements you have created for this month! And yes I know all about the hoarding instinct. But I think you made a really good choice to use this one as a focus bead - the curves of her hair moving on the vertical axis are a great match for the tail feathers forming a horizontal arch of smaller curves.