Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Creative Continuum of Seven Artists Round Two

Introducing: The Creative Continuum of Seven Artists ~ an adventure in art creating with friends :: All Pretty Things

Today is the second reveal date of The Creative Continuum of Seven Artists.  A few months ago Alicia of All Pretty Things blog contacted me and five other wonderfully talented creative Ladies and asked us if we would like to be a part of an idea she had for a blog hop, so of course we all said yes.  So after a few emails we ironed out the details.  Each of us was given a month for our blog hop. We each picked a theme for our month and then sent out to each member a package of beads to represent our theme.  Christine's month is February and her theme is Round and Round.  Here is what I received from Christine:

Christine sent me a beautiful brick stitched fresh water pearl along with two extra pearls and some extra copper colored size 8 seed beads.

Here is what I created with what Christine sent to me:

I looked through my stash and came up with similar beads and seed beads to make two of my own versions of Christine's brick stitched beaded pearl.  Then I peyote stitched a band using blue iris size 8 seed beads and added the beaded pearls and Ta Da a "Here She Goes Round in Circles" bracelet.  Although the whole time I was stitching this bracelet Reanna's song "I Want You To Stay" kept going round and round in my head.

Next month is Sally Russick's turn.  Come on back and see what is created with the components that Sally sent to us.

Please go by and visit the rest of the CC7A participants.

1. Monique
3. Sally
4. Therese (you are here)
5. Alicia
6. Cynthia
7. Emma


  1. That's what I call 'amazing' - you took one component and made it into 3. Wow! I love your bracelet, it's very elegant.
    Thank you for being part of this lovely group (I hope your move went well!)

  2. Oh Oh Oh Yes!!! I love this and that you made it into a bracelet! It is gorgeous! My first thought was "why didn't she ask me for more beads?" then my second thought was that it is like a family in that peyote band~lots of similarities but each just a little different. Beautiful, Therese. Always beautiful. Thank you!

  3. Clever design, mimicking the original Christine sent you, and designing slightly altered versions. This look awesome, Therese! (And thanks to you, I now know what size beads I was working with *TeeHee*). Your stitching always amazes me!

  4. Your bracelet is so beautiful, Therese! I love the colors and the component Christine sent is gorgeous.

  5. I'm loving all the bracelets you all came up with. Gorgeous colors in this one, too.

  6. Oh I simply adore the collaborative air to this piece. Such unified elements make fore such an elegant design, I love it! The subtle difference between the pearl rings and the blue of the band, oh, it just comes together so nicely.

  7. Gorgeous bracelet, Therese! You made Christine's components sing!!

  8. Stunning bead work as always my friend! Love how you put the bezels on top on the band. It has so much elegance! You really did make Christine's work show beautifully

  9. What a beautiful bracelet!!! Love it so much.. can't wait to see it in person!

  10. SO COOL!! First, what a fun idea this hop is, second, I love Christine's component. But also - you used the components gorgeously! Bravo, Therese!!

  11. Therese your bracelet is AWESOME!! The blue and copper are perfect for each other.

  12. Wow, you bead weaving has gotten spectactular!