Saturday, May 10, 2008

Finished 2007 Bead Journal Project

Here are a few pictures of my completed book. The pages are 5x7 and it's about 6 inches thick as you can see from this picture.

Just a few of the pages. Funny, the book stands on it's own! I just realized that.

I used peltex as a stabilizer with cotton as a fabric or painted the peltex as a backing to the beads. I then sewed each page to felt and used grommets to loop them all together. I planned each page to have about an inch more on the left hand side. I didn't know at the beginning what I'd be doing with all the pages but I did plan ahead just in case by leaving the extra on the left. Good thing!

8 comments:

Kiwi Ellen said...

I love your book, what a delightful way to keep & show off your pages

Robin said...

Your book is fabulous! It makes me wish I had made my pieces in a way that would allow me to make a book with them (next year!) I can't quite put a specific word to what it is I love most about your book... folksy, fresh, unpretentious, not over-worked, innocent, precious, honest... these are a few things that come to mind. Good job!!!!

KV said...

This is really neat, Heidi! The vibrant colors and the thickness as a whole give all of your project a wonderful look.


Kathy V in NM

pam T said...

Love the book! I wish I had thought ahead a bit more.... not one of my strong suits!

Robin said...

On another subject, Heidi... I've just tagged you to do a meme. Hope you'll have time for it, as I'd really enjoy knowing you better. You can read about it on my blog here.

beadbabe49 said...

gorgeous book...and clever you to be thinking ahead....I'm going to try that for next year's bjp!

Hélène H said...

Very impressive, I wish I could see it in real!

ACey said...

Congratulations on such an effective finish for your year of pages! I made a box for mine but I don't like it and so will have to create something new when I have the extra time and energy