BJP Progress Report #1

I can't wait to see where this is leading. Most of the black marks were ideas I had at various points before I set bead to cloth - you never know which way you'll be blown when you set sail at last.

I had a small accident yesterday - I managed to punch myself in the right eye. I hit it just in the right place to rupture a blood vessel in the white part of my eye. I went to the hospital and was reassured all was well, and the blood will be reabsorbed in about a week, maybe two. It doesn't hurt and my vision is fine. In the meantime, I have this demon-from-hell bloody eyeball that's enough to give the casual observer weeks of nightmares. Don't worry - I won't post pictures (although I DO have some).

I only mention it because this little fright gave me some time off work - enough time to make the progress I made. Enough of this - back to the beads.


  1. HOORAY! I'm not ashamed to admit I've been obsessively checking your blog for a post on your June page, that's how much I've been looking forward to it. I'm a blog stalker, what can I say?

    It's looking great so far, love your color choices. Sorry to hear about the eye thing though, I hope it heals quickly.

    I'm looking forward to watching your progress.


  2. I will be watching your blog too. I love the use of the different material in yours, especially the pearls.

  3. Great start, love the cabs and the stars....I'll be back to check your progress.

    Oh and the eye thing I had something similar several years ago, wearing sunglasses when you are out and about helps to stem the flow of of questions from inquiring minds.

  4. Hi,
    since I had a lot to write to you I wanted to email, but couldn't find your adress. So this comment might be a bit longer.

    Firstly, I like your BJP-peace and I will watch it for sure.
    Then, if you've read my post/blog you might know that I planned to do bracelet pages from the first day I found Robings blog at the end of May. Now I have seen some days ago your sunset-bracelet and just went "wow". This morning I looked at length into your blog and found out that you made tons of bracelets the way I'm thinking of. Oh well, that probably is the best illustration of this BJP discussion, that everything is in the air already. Hope you don't think I was copying you with my idea.

    What I want to learn is using a flat semi-precious stone without sewing holes in an embroidery bracelet.

    I liked the first paragraph of your Valentines post. Would you please publish it once a year. *lol*

    How lucky you are, that your eye is not damaged forever. Take care!

  5. piacevole il tuo lavoro e il tuo blog.
    mi ritrovo in molte cose che dice, specialmente sul fatto di avere TANTE IDEE e poco tempo e poche risorse SIGH! già però questo nostro scambio è meraviglioso.
    una curiosità, come fai ad attaccare le pietre sulla stoffa?
    a volre qualche sassetto li attacco con il punto occhiello ma dopo un po' rischia sempre di cadere.
    grazie, matilda

  6. Looking forward to seeing your progress. The "sunrise" and "sunset" pieces are incredible - what beautiful use of color and shading!

  7. I can't wait to see where you go with this. It is so incredible already.
    I had to go visit your website and see all of your pieces.
    I will have to stop in Bird Song one day, I have lived in Abq for almost 5 years now and haven't been there.
    I was excited to see another person from here doing this. I am doing it "unofficially" as I didn't find out about it until last Sunday. However doing it I am and have even started my own blog. So as far as I have found there are 3 of us from Abq doing it. I look forward to seeing your work in person.

  8. Hi Morwyn,

    Love your design! Cool bracelets also :o) Thanks for sharing, Lillian from WA :o)

  9. OOoo! Cabochons! I really like the stars arranged along the Fibonacci Spiral. Can't wait to see how it will turn out.

  10. Beautiful. Very elegant looking. I was thinking this morning how although I love to see the elegant pieces and art some do, I find I can never do it - I am just more gaudy, funky, I don't know what I would call it but elegant just does NOT come through into my work so I love to see it in others. Will be back!

  11. I love it already! Can't wait to watch it progress and see what you do with the stars and spirals.

    And ..... Lovely sunrise pics and your bracelets are AMAZING!


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