Welcome to A Time To Stitch 2 featuring Right Angle Weave and St. Petersburg stitches. Hosted by Christine Altmiller of One Kiss Creations and me Therese Frank.
The rules for this challenge are pretty simple. All we asked is to make something using these stitches, either one or both of the stitches. If it was the first time for someone to stitch these stitches, then all we asked is that you try and if you only get an inch or two, then blog about the experience you had trying the stitch.
First up for me is Right Angle Weave (RAW). RAW was a stitch that used to give me fits. It took me a long time before the light turned on for this stitch. I can not tell you how many times I would start this stitch, then get all confused on the needle path and through it across the room. I was determine to learn this stitch, so I did not give up. It finally clicked and everything fell into place and now I am making my own RAW designs such as this one...
I used 4 mm brown glass pearls, 4 mm topaz bicone crystals, 4 mm topaz roundels crystals, size 11 copper seed beads and 8x6 mm Tiger's eye briolettes. The clasp is a PM bronze clay toggle by Lesley Watts.
Since I used all 4 mm size beads my piece has a wavy effect that makes it look like ruffled lace. I rather like the effect.
This piece is my first Cubic Right Angle Weave (CRAW) piece. Some of you may remember this necklace form Lisa Lodge's Bead Table Blog Hop earlier this month. CRAW was another one that I just could not grasp until I watched a video that KJ of KJ's Beadacious Beads sent to me after I commented on how I just could not wrap my brain around CRAW, thank you KJ.
Second up St. Petersburg stitch. This stitch to me was a simple one I got this stitch right off when I first tried it a couple of years ago. I made a simple little bracelet, that I did not take a picture of, and gave it to a little girl as a gift. For this challenge I made a neck strap for an bead embroidered piece I did a few years ago and just could not make up my mind if I wanted to make a neck strap for it or make it into a pin.
I did a double St Petersburg neck strap using turquoise size 11 seed beads, black size 8 seed beads, and red size 6 seed beads. The clasp is a silver tone base metal toggle clasp.
The cabochon in this pieces is Chrysocolla from Arizona.
I hope you have enjoyed viewing what I made for this round of A Time To Stitch challenge. Now please come and join me in visiting all of the other participates.
Shannon Hicks was a participate, but she had to drop out of the challenge for reasons beyond her control. Please click on her name and go visit her blog anyway; read her past blog post and see all the beautiful pieces she has created.
Therese Frank and Christine Altmiller