Friday, May 9, 2008

Beaded page accordian books


I have made two accordion booklets out of my encrusted bead pages. The upper one is January through June and the lower one is July through December. I decided to put them in this order because the colors seemed to have a better flow.

The beaded pages are mounted on heavy paper handmade by Langdell Paper in E. Topsham, Vermont. I visited the business last November and fell in love with his paper.

I plan to mount my silk fusion pages on another piece of the Langdell Paper.

14 Comments:

At May 9, 2008 at 8:09 AM , Blogger a2susan said...

oh, so beautiful. How did you attach the pages? I hope you display the books in a place of honor.

 
At May 9, 2008 at 8:14 AM , Blogger jann said...

I carefully hand stitched the backing (Lacy's Stiff Stuff) on each page to the handmade paper. It was very fiddely work, but I like how it turned out.

 
At May 9, 2008 at 9:35 AM , Blogger Dee D said...

Jann -

The accordian books look really good. I see what you mean about the color flow.

D

 
At May 9, 2008 at 10:21 AM , Blogger a2susan said...

You did a wonderful job hand stitching. I appreciate what you say about it being fiddely work, I'm sure it was very time consuming as well. But they'll be books to treasure forever.

 
At May 9, 2008 at 10:25 AM , Blogger Robin said...

Oooooooh, Jann, what a stunning way to display your pages!!! I agree that the color flow works the way your arranged them, and would have done the same myself. Yes, stitching them on is fiddely, but the results are definitely worth it because of security and longevity of your work. Beautiful work!

 
At May 9, 2008 at 10:28 AM , Blogger beadbabe49 said...

Beautiful finished piece(s)! Looking forward to seeing the silk fusion pieces too!

 
At May 9, 2008 at 1:12 PM , Blogger Kiwi Ellen said...

What a beautiful way to display your lovely pages Jann, they look fantastic all together. What size are your actual pages?

 
At May 9, 2008 at 7:41 PM , Blogger Julie said...

What a beautiful idea. They show up so welll. I love it. Julie C

 
At May 10, 2008 at 4:47 AM , Blogger heidibeads said...

What a lovely idea. I hope you are displaying them proudly somewhere where everyone can see them! The colors are great, too the flow - mmmm.

 
At May 10, 2008 at 9:40 PM , Blogger KV said...

Amazing piece of work, Jann -- these will surely become the most special of keepsakes.


Kathy V in NM

 
At May 11, 2008 at 5:46 AM , Blogger jann said...

Each of my bjp pages, both the ones on cloth and the silk fusion ones, are 2-1/2 inches square. The size just seemed really workable for two pages a month.

 
At May 18, 2008 at 7:25 AM , Blogger The Lone Beader said...

Very nice!!

 
At May 19, 2008 at 4:00 PM , Blogger freebird said...

They look wonderful. Don't they look so nice together?

 
At June 6, 2008 at 6:43 PM , Blogger Norazihan said...

I must say you're my favorite beader in BJP group. Love your work - color and design.

I'm new to BJP and a bit nervous to start BJP 2008.

 

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