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Friday, February 19, 2010

February BJP

Here is my February BJP -- all decked out with a heart (what other symbol could I use in February?) and lots of beads and fibers.  This bookmark is based on the word 'intertwine'.  When I first pulled the word out of my 'word jar' and looked it up in the dictionary I found the definition of 'to twine together'.  While I was working on this bookmark I went back to the dictionary to pull out the definition of 'twine' and found this: "Twine n. a strong thread or string composed of two or more strands twisted together."  Now if that isn't the most perfect word for this Valentine's Day month.  It made me think of all of the connections we create in life and how each is composed of strands twisted together to make a strong thread.
   

And so, I dedicate this bookmark to all the strands of my life that are tightly twisted together becoming stronger every year.  To my husband, my son and grandsons, to my '
best sister' and to all my friends -- may we stay intertwined together forever.

"Life's truest happiness is found in friendships we make along the way." - Unknown

14 comments:

  1. i just looooooove the colors in this! i really like your use of fibers. i was so drawn to the heart, and wanted to see it even closer...can you tell me what you did in the heart? it looks like you used some fiber and beads, but i'm not sure. i love in the heart how the colors change and blend. intertwine is a perfect word for valentine's day! how appropriate to have that word for this month.

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  2. Beautiful, and what great thoughts for February.
    Marty S
    Crackpot Beader

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  3. I'm with Lisa --- I want to see that heart close-up. The color is wonderful in it.

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  4. I think this is really, really beautiful...such a fine beading job, oh my! The colors are sooo yummy and I very much enjoyed reading the story behind the words. All those yarns (?) tied to the top, are they just a selection of different colors, materials etc? Such a wonderful effect! I am really looking forward to seeing all your pieces this coming year :>]]

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  5. Thank you everyone. The heart is made of different fibers and ribbons laid criss-cross on top of each other then fused to the underlying heart foundation. Once the heart was fused to the whole bookmark backing I stitched beads on top of it randomly - then stitched beads around the edge. As for the ribbons/fibers at the top - those are just miscellaneous pieces that I had on hand. I'm sort of a fiber/ribbon/yarn collector. I love using fibers with my beading and am going to try to do it on every piece I make this year (also means I get to add to my ribbon/fiber collection *smile*).

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  6. I agree with everyone - love the colors on this! And your beading is so precise. Just a treat to look at. And the ribbons/fibers really add meaning to the piece - great stuff!

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  7. Oh it turned out so beautifully! What a great job and meaning. Wonderful beadwork, Penny!

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  8. This is a beauty, Penny! One of my favorite colors too.

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  9. Also one of my favorite colors, and many shades thereof. It's lovely!

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  10. Oh what a beautiful luscious piece. I love the bookmark piece too. Julie C

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  11. A fantastical heart, all sparkely and mysterious, surrounded by saturated blues and purples! Ah, yes, it's a beauty!!! Have I told you yet how much I LOVE your tag shape and the header for your blog? Maybe so, but every time I come here, those two things make me happy! And another thing... your thoughts about intertwined lives make me happt too!

    Robin A.

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  12. What lovely thoughts for the month! I'm so glad that you pulled that word. Coincidence? I think not :-)

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  13. "Intertwine" - truly a perfect word for February! And your rendition of it is lovely. The worst part of the BJP is not being able to see the beaded creations in person!

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  14. Love the colors! Love the mixed media too- beads and fibers go so well together! The textures are wonderful, and your beading is so precise!

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