Sunday, May 7, 2017

It has been years

It has been years since I posted in my blog.
Life has changed a lot, and perhaps I can now enjoy blogging again.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

How to Join the BJP for 2014 and beyond

If you'd like to participate in the Bead Journal Project during 2014, please check this page for information about how to join.

We hope to have a comfortable sized group of participant from around the world to start in January of 2014.

Beady blessings,

Robin Atkins, BJP founder

Thursday, April 28, 2011

August 2010

August's BJP is complete. Read more about it on my blog

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Lady Gaga Goes To Trinidad for Carnival

This is June's BJP and it's entitled Lady Gaga Goes To Trinidad For Carnival. Read more on my blog:

Friday, January 21, 2011

Photographing Bead Work

Hi I'm frustrated at the quality of my photos and scans in my blog.  I feel that my digital camera is not doing my work justice.  Scanning seems to work a little better, but my pins are so three-dimensional it is hards to get them to "pose" well on the flat glass of the scanner.  I wonder if anyone could share what they know about photographing bead work.  Maybe it is right in front of my nose, then please direct me!  Can you share what kind of camera you have and what settings you use?  Do you do a lot of edting?
Beth Handley

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Finished 2010

I'm not sure if this is the right blog for 2010 any more, in any case I finished 2010 - last two pieces can be seen on my blog at this link. Enjoy 2011 and all best wishes.

Monday, January 3, 2011

October BJP Done

Here's a preview of my October 2010 piece, finally done. You can see the whole piece on my blog if you like.

Now, on to September and December 2010, and January 2011!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

and on to a New Year

Just wanted to toss a quick note out here...
I finally got September and October posted and a small note about November/December.

Or you can wander out to the main part of Squirrelly Ducks to see everything else I've been up to as well!

I have joined to participate in the Bead Journal Project 2011 and am assigned to Blog #1. Now I need to figure out what I'm doing for this next year of beading fun!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

May is finished...finally!

Yes, I have finally finished my 5th piece.
You can see the entire piece on my BLOG.
But here is a peek...

Next year I will not choose
such large pieces to make!
Lesson learned.
Merry Christmas and
Happy New Year everyone!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I got busy this past weekend and finished November and December pieces. Now all I have to do is get them all mounted so you can see the whole puzzle. You can see the last 2 pieces on my blog , but will have to wait to see the whole thing until I get it mounted. :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

May is Finished!!!

I finally finished May's piece this evening and I'm yet to do June's and from August to December. I didn't sign up for next year's project but I really enjoyed blogging and the entire BJP experience.

I hope that I will be able to eventually post the completed pieces here when I'm finished - because I do intend to soon. As soon as I've taken a picture of May's piece I'll post it. In the meantime Feliz Navidad to all of you and the best of everything good for 2011.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

March 2010 BJP

Here's a preview of my long time in the making March BJP. You can see the entire piece on my blog, if you wish.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

November BJP

My November piece is up on my blog. Life has been too interesting (and not in that great a way) for me to be making many entries. I missed the sign up deadline so will not be participating next year. I WILL be back for 2011, as it turns out, and I am delighted! I will have plenty to do, and, of course, will not stop beading. I still have Sept., Oct., and Dec. to finish, and the ever-mysterious March, but that will not stop me from starting my next piece, for 2011.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I am finished

Hi  All
I have really enjoyed participating in the bead journal project this year and I am excited to be participating again next year.  I am learning and growing as an artist and that is important to me.  You can see my December journal project here
As always, thank you for looking and if you care to leave a comment I would be thrilled.
warm regards

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

One Week Left!

You only have one week left to sign-up for the 2011 BJP! Don't wait, all the information you'll need is available here. After December 8th it will be too late for 2011. Send in your registration today and join us!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Checking In...

Hi everyone!

For many reasons, I seem to be a behinder this year, with only 8 pieces complete. I've been quilting, knitting and writing, but not beading for a while. However, last Tuesday, joy of joys, I finally got back to my beads! Soon I hope to complete September's BJP and move along to October.

In the meantime, I have registered for BJP 2011! I am SO looking forward to a new year, this time with no pre-planned theme or self-imposed "rules." By giving myself some rules this year, I learned a lot and discovered some new likes and dislikes about my art. But, now I'm tired of restricting myself to working on felt and bored with the words. Next year? No rules!

Have YOU registered yet? I hope so! If not and you're planning on it, better do it today, cuz the deadline is fast approaching.

You might want to check my current Beadlust post about getting a hard copy of your blog printed. It's here.

Cheers and beady blessings,
Robin A.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Only 2 Weeks Left!

Don’t be left out! Sign-up today for the 2011 Bead Journal Project. Registration ends on Wednesday, December 8th so don’t delay. The long holiday weekend is a good time to get your registration sent in! Check out all the registration information here. And please share this with your friends. You never know who might want to start beading!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

bead journal project for November

Hi all
Hasn't this year gone fast!  It seems like I just signed up for the bead journal project!  I signed up with the intent to learn to bead the way you all do it.  I was so inspired by your lovely work in 2009!  Thanks for the inspiration ladies!  My bead journal pages are not encrusted with beads they way you all do it but I am okay with that.  I have signed up to participate again next year and maybe just maybe I will learn to bead the way you all do.  I'm not holding my breath though.  I'm not sure that I have the patience!
At any rate, I have finished my November bead journal and posted it on my blog.  As always, I would love some comments.
warm regards

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Betcha thought I gave up!

Hello fellow BJPers. No, I didn't give up, just been busy - you know how life can get in the way of beading. I've done a new post on my blog showing progress, at Fibre Fan...

Monday, November 15, 2010

BJP on Facebook

Are you on Facebook? If so, please check out the new BJP Facebook page and share the link with your friends. Hopefully you'll all "like" the page also! You're welcome to post on the page if you'd like to share something bead related. Don't worry - it's not a replacement for the BJP blogs! Since so many people are on Facebook it's just another way to get the word out about the BJP and encourage beaders and wanna-be beaders to join the 2011 project.