Tuesday, 12 June 2012

A Time to Stitch

I recently joined a beadweaving blog hop created by Theresa Frank of Thereses Treasures and Christine Altmiller of One Kiss Creations where myself and 22 other talented beadweavers were to make something using either herringbone stitch or peyote stitch or both! This was a bit of a kick in the pants for me, because recently I have been on a bit of a cubic RAW and square stitch kick.. BUT I was not going to dump this challenge.

I decided that I was going to try my hand at a Cellini stitch bracelet - A tubular version of peyote stitch using a variety of different sized beads. I had only attempted this once, and it had not worked out too well, but I am very pleased with how this one turned out.


Please excuse my lack of skill at photography, this was taken with my iphone at the wee hours of the morning..

It was made with a swirl of purple iris 6/0 down the centre with a matte bluey/purple 8/0, the same colour in 11/0 and a tiny swirl of matte purple in the grooves of 15/0 beads.. This detail would have been difficult for me to photograph with such a bad quality camera.

I realise that it is currently a UFO but I have this silver cresent moon shaped 'bangle' with two removable balls on the end. My plan is to take one of the balls off and gingerly thread the cellini spiral onto the bangle and put the ball back on.

This bangle however is currently m.i.a in the deep depths of the mess of my beading room (aka. my bedroom) which was, also, a kick in the pants as I didn't want to show off my bracelet unfinished... =(

But I digress..

I was also hoping to get something made in herringbone stitch but unfortunately, just couldn't get around to it.

Please go around and check out the other fabulous creations that these talented artists have produced!


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I had so much fun with this one and I can't wait to be able to take part in another one. By the way, I shall be going home and finding that bangle piece if it's the last thing I do!!! This shall not turn into another UFO!

Emma
xXx

12 comments:

  1. Hi Emma,
    Thank you for participating in mine and Christine's challenge. Wow I love what you did the Cellini spiral is very pretty I love the colors you chose and I think it is going to look beautiful on the silver bangle.
    Therese

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  2. Thanks Therese!
    I loved this blog hop, I am currently trying to go around and 'follow' everyone on the list *phew* tis exhausting!
    Can't wait to see what everyone else has done!
    Emma
    xXx

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  3. Emma, I think this will look fantastic on a bangle! I admire your skills making this bracelet. It is beautiful! And the colors are fabulous! Thanks so much for joining the Hop! Hope to see you and your beautiful weaving again :-)

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  4. I love the colors you chose. I can tell that the iris finish adds a delightful shimmer across the spiral. Please post another picture when you've found that bangle!

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  5. Your bracelet reminds me of summer vacation! I love Cellini stitch too. It is really versatile too - something you can wear with blue jeans or your fancy duds. Nice work!

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  6. I love this stitch. You have inspired me to learn the Cellini stitch.
    Great job!

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  7. I see you too were in a 'blue' mood! lovely spiral pattern - please do post another pic when you've found the bangle! and thanks for your lovely comments on mine :)

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  8. I would love to see this on a bangle. I love the colors you used, they are fantastic!

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  9. Your Cellini spiral is beautiful! Love the colors too! Is that Fireline I see at that top of the picture? If you've made the switch, I hope you're less frustrated and enjoying working with the Fireline!

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  10. Lovely Cellini spiral which I have not had the courage to try. Yours turned out beautiful with a nice shimmer - very nice colors!

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  11. Oh, pretty! You nailed the design this time. :)

    I've wanted to try the spiral for a few months now. I might put it off for a little while longer, though, because it looks tricky!

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