Friday

October BJP



First let me say THANK YOU TRACEY N. for the freebie friday gift! What a nice surprise to actually win something, I look forward to wearing that cute pumpkin pin and earring set!!! If you haven't visited her blog, check it out, she's very talented.
I finished up last night in the wee hours. I decided to make a small spiral rope for the hanger of the famous hole, (boy does that sound weird).. and left the center beads of it just as is so that I could pull it through the hole in the tag. I made a different version of spiral this time which I had never done. Instead of working up the spiral with the beads and adding base beads as you go, I put on all the base beads first and then did the spiral beads through the base. It looks exactly the same, but you don't have to remember to put on the base bead. Anyway, I enjoyed working on this piece mainly because I love fall, the colors of fall, and encasing cabochons (the crow) is relaxing to me. The hole continues to be a challenge. This time I just left the center hole without beading around it and the edge is raw. Last months I beaded a medallion around it. In any case once the ribbons, or hanging things are put through it, it is pretty much hidden, but I know it's not as finished as I'd like and it continues to kinda bug me. I also did a very very simple whip stitched (I guess that's what you could call it) 3 bead black edging around the entire piece. My canvas is small so I am feeling kind of limited with what I can do on my tags, however I'm still happy I did not go bigger because honestly I don't know if I could finish a larger one each month. My plans for November and December are ambitious, I hope I can follow through with them...

11 comments:

freebird said...

Well I think you are doing plenty with these tags. Come holiday time you'll be glad you have a small form. A lot of us got overwhelmed last year during the holidays. Small will seem like a blessing. I love the black and white spiral hanger and the crow with your story is perfect. You are really doing a fine job.

Tracey N. said...

You are very welcome Jacquie! Thanks for the nice note about my blog! I love you tags. As i sadi before, I wish I had been a bit more creative in my shape department! Hopefully next year. I think your tag idea is wonderful and your beadwork looks great!

KV said...

Love this tag!


Kathy V in NM

Robin said...

I already left you a comment on Flickr, but will say again how much I love your tag shape and the fun, whimsical approach to this month's piece. The edge is great too. The holes would bug me too, although as you say once the ties are through the hole, it's not much of an issue. You'll figure out something as the year goes alone!

Robin A.

pam T said...

I really like the colors on this one, and the crow. Very nice!

Jacquie said...

Thanks everyone for the encouraging comments! Means alot to me.

Marty S said...

What a nifty tag! I love the spiral hangar. And the crow. :-)
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Hélène H said...

I think this tag idea is very exciting, and they are truly beautiful.

Jacquie said...

Thank you everyone for the kind comments!!!

Maryanne said...

Great tag .... I love the halloween/fall theme

Sabine said...

Your September and October pieces are the nicest tags I have ever seen. What a cool idea!

Sabine