Saturday, August 28, 2010

Slow progress

I have found a coin - no lira in the house but a suitable face found on an old brazillian coin so i have tried a new method of bezeling with brick stitch and then peyote. I can tell i was tired when doing it as not very even but hoping to finish today as the weather is shocking.
see my blog for what else I have been stitching diane's beadwork blog
Diane, New Zealand

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Making a Change for Art!

Hi all,
I"ve just made a significant change in my life and have posted about it here on my blog - although I'm not working with beads but mainly creating sculptural forms with fabric as my main focus, I will be making lots more art and writing about my journey! (I'm SURE beads will find their way into my creations!!

August BJP is on my Blog!

Hi everyone!

BJP, Robin Atkins, detail of August piece
I just posted my August piece (detail above) here.

I've been missing on the BJP blog scene and feel very badly about it. The reasons are partly personal issues in my life right now and a ton of other obligations, projects, house guests, travel, etc. that have kept me waaaay too busy. There's more of all that on the horizon, but for the next three days, I hope plan to get caught up reading your blogs and seeing all the creative work being done in the BJP!!! And later this week, I want to will write another post about one way to finish BJP pieces that can give them a place in the fine art world.

Reminder... Once you have completed 8 BJP pieces for the year, you are eligible to put them on our BJP website on your own personal page!!! (Here's how your personal page will look... mine from the first year.) There are directions for how to send in your pictures on the website, here. (These are actually directions for last year's BJP, but they are the same for this year.) I look forward to seeing some of your pages and pictures soon. It's so neat to see them all together in a group, don't you think?

Please forgive my recent absence from active blogging... I'm sooooooooo excited to have a day to catch up and see your work!

Beady hugs,
Robin A.

Friday, August 13, 2010

June BJP

Im finished with June! Come see the completed piece here...

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sorry for the delay at putting our pictures on The Bead Journal. I have been busy doing other projects and just not putting anything on our blog. This is three french hens done by Evelyn. She chose her hens to be in the fashion field in Paris. Hope you enjoy it.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Page #3 started.

After months of indecision finally beading has commenced.
Size 13 and 15 beads are being used for this part then who knows where Paris will lead me

Friday, August 6, 2010

Better Late Than Never

I've gotten way behind in my Bead Journal Projects, and although I finished April's a while ago, I forgot to post it. I've gotten a start on the other months with sketches and designs, but I've been so busy prepping for jewelry shows that I haven't been able to realize them. August will be a little slower, so I hope to catch up...


I've posted this month's piece on my blog

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


The Dog Days of Summer, Hot August Nights, Summer in the City, Summer in the Desert, Sizzling Temps....Had Enough???

Well, kick off your shoes, grab a cold drink, relax and join me at for “A Day at the Beach”.
My August ornament is now posted.

Monday, August 2, 2010

No more blurred pictures

Good morning all. Robin has taught me how to get rid of those scratchy blurred pictures I had on my blog. Please take a moment and click on Corinne. Give me any thoughts or impressions you may have. Thank you