Thursday, August 20, 2009

February 2009 BJP

(My selected theme of memory books for this year's Bead Journal Project is based on the four elements: Earth, Air, Water, and Fire.)

Air Element

Oboy, this was a fun book to make! And it is destined to become the property of my little granddaughter, Phoebe, some day.

The focal point of the design is the back of a card from a deck made by ArtChix. The fabric is very old and has an abstract butterfly design.

Many sequins of various sizes were used on the largest butterfly's wings. The crystals are acrylic -- remnants from the play bead stash of our youngest two daughters when they were still in their crafty play mode.

A piece of pink tulle was stretched over the beadwork before the binding edge was worked in pink pearls and iridescent seed beads.


Robin said...

Great idea to use the tulle... It makes the whole piece seem more air-like... lighter, cloudy, angelic. Your granddaughter is a lucky gal!

Hélène H said...

Nice girly piece, lucky Phoebe !