I can not believe that it is time for the reveal of A Time To Stitch Seven co-hosted with my friend Christine. The first ATTS was in June 2012 we had 22 participants the two stitches that Christine and I chose for the challenge was Herringbone and Peyote the rules were simple, as they still are today. Make a piece with either or both stitches. It does not matter if you finish as long as you gave it a try and post what you made or attempted to make. Since that fist ATTS we have done several stitches and each time Christine and I have tried to raise the bar just a little to keep the challenge interesting. This time around is my favorite form of free form beading, Bead Embroidery.
Not so much Christine's, but she did give it a try and her piece turned out beautifully.
All of the pieces pictured in the blog badge are my original creations with the exception of the blue cuff it is my version of Sherry Serafini's Ripple Effect cuff featured in June/July 2011 Beadwork magazine.
I am going to be featuring a guest on my blog today. A dear friend of mine, Cynthia Wilson, that owns one of the local bead shops in Montgomery, AL The Enchanted Bead Store. Cynthia is in rehab at the moment. This past year she has been having these episodes that mimic small strokes and about the beginning of May Cynthia had a sever episode that put her in the hospital for about two weeks and then into a rehabilitation center. The episodes were being caused by a rare form of migraine headache called Hemiplegic Migraines only about 1% of migraine suffers get these types of migraines. Cynthia was very excited when I told her about the ATTS 7 challenge and asked if she could join. She has been working on this piece when her hands will cooperate and let her bead. Her piece is not finished, but knowing my friend she will not stop until it is done.
Here is her piece.
Cynthia made the fussed glass cabochon and is using fresh water pearls, glass pearls, and crystals to decorate her piece. Cynthia is planing on using chain for the neck strap. (sorry for the picture I took this in her room)
Now for my pieces. I made two pendants and a pair of earrings.
The first pendant I did, I used one of my stone cabochons as the focal.
The cabochon is Lemon Grass Jasper. I followed the design in the stone with the bead embroidery. I am pleased with the end result. A simple piece to let the beauty of the stone shine.
My second pendant and earrings set.
I saw this technique somewhere I thought it was on Pinterest, but when I went to look to for the link I could not find it. So I will just tell you how I made the cabochons. I purchased plain glass cabs and painted the back of the glass with glitter finger nail polish let it dry and then paint over the glitter polish with plain polish. In this case green glitter polish and bright lime green polish. When I was looking for the delicas I wanted to use for the beaded bezel I could not find a green that was suitable so I chose the orange. I then pulled out some orange 4 mm Czech rounds, some green glass beads, some clear drops and some 3mm emerald green bicone crystals. There you have it a bright and cheerful pendant and earring set.
Thank you so much for dropping by my blog. Thank you once again to Christine for being my co-host and thank you to all of the participants that signed up for this challenge.
Now please go by and visit and see what wonderful items they have created.
2. Christine (Host)
5. Lori F
8. Karin G.
26. Karen W.
Happy beading Y'all