Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Creative Continuum of Seven Artist January's Reveal

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

Hi Y'all,

Today is the first 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.   Monique's month is January and her theme is National Gallery of Canada click on the link to read more about the National Gallery of Canada.  Here is what I received from Monique:

Monique is a polymer clay artist and here work is awesome, so is the pretty bag she sent her items in.
I chose to use the polymer clay flower and the wooden beads.  The first piece I made is a bead embroidered cuff.

I love the focal for this cuff it is beautiful.  I chose to use glass pearls in brown, gold, blue, and gold crystal roundels.  I did an asymmetrical band with some of the wooden beads.  I have had the clasp for a long time and felt that it was the perfect clasp for this piece.

I wanted to use more of the beads that Monique sent in her package so I made this bracelet that I call Square Peg in a Round Hole.

Thank you Monique for the wonderful package you sent to create with I hope I did it justice.
Thank you Alicia for inviting me to be a part of this group.  I am looking forward to the next 6 months of creating.
Here is a list of the other members of The Creative Continuum of Seven Artists, please go by their blogs and see what they created with Monique's theme package.

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

Next month is Christine her theme is Round and Round so come back and see what we all have created with Christine's package.

Happy beading Y'all,


  1. Absolutely beautiful. I'm a big fan of bead embroidery and i love your design

  2. The cuff is fantastic!!! The assymethry gives it an extra interest. The bracelet on the other way is quite csimple, but beautiful as well! You know, I like simple and beautiful :-)

  3. I was just commenting on Sally's blog that I knew we will be very different in designs, but today just exceeds all my expectations. You went such a novel way with that cuff, an exquisite novel way! It is simply perfect, I am starring at it - you've also got the Canadian symbol (maple leaf) on the flower; I was wondering who has it. Love, love, your bracelets: both elegant, one in its intricacies, one in its simplicity: beautiful work.
    Thank you for being part of the Continuum, Therese - the journey has just started :)

  4. Therese!!! Even though I always hope to see your embroidery, I never ever expected it with Monique's piece. In.Credible!!! Wow! You knocked another challenge out of the park with your embroidery, style, color combos. Gorgeous work, my friend! And the Square Peg in the Round Hole~love the name and the bracelet :-)

  5. Your bracelets are beautiful, Therese! I love the embroidered one and the Square Peg in a Round Hole is a great wear anytime bracelet. They're both fantastic!

  6. OMG Therese!! I am sitting here drooling on my keyboard!!! STUNNING bead embroidery bracelet!! WOW!!
    The square in a round hole is perfect, a beautifully simple yet classic design!! Now I'm going to scroll back up and gaze at every beautiful detail of that embroidery!

  7. Therese you always make me smile. That name is perfect ... square peg in a round hole :) But love the woody, natural feel to this bracelet. Totally my style - love it! But gotta say that first piece is a masterpiece - wowza! I LOVE how you do beaded cuffs! well any beading actually .... you always just blow me away. It has such a Middle Eastern feel to me ... any you know how I love that. It looks like it could have been worn by Maharani. And the colors, oh the colors. You hit it out of the park with this one!

  8. The name of your second bracelet made me smile and no one could look at it again without smiling. Your cuff is absolutely gorgeous. I've not designed one on my own yet, but perhaps I'll give it a try this summer. Inspiring!

  9. Wow, your pieces are really neat. Your cuff is a real masterpiece and the clasp is perfect for it.

  10. Therese, I am so thrilled you said YES to this venture, and especially that you asked me for a cabochon rather than a pendant :) Ever since then, I have been trying to imagine how you would interpret your component. I could never have guessed... though I knew it would be in your beautifully inimitable style, I am still stunned, moved and thrilled to finally see your cuff in all its embroidered glory. My heart is smiling at the lavish talent, skill, time and care you have bestowed on my little component, Therese. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

    I am so inspired by the wonderful neutral and organic look to your second bracelet, as well (even the name is bang-on... and don't we all sometimes see ourselves as a "Square Peg in the Round Hole"?) I have found so much inspiration in the endless variation of what you, and our other gracious CC7A members, have created this month. I head back to my own designing with renewed vigour and excitement. Thank you again for being a part of it, and see you next month for Christine's reveal event!

  11. Wow Therese the cuff is a knockout.

  12. Utter perfection that clasp on that stunning cuff, it has that magic proportion of the era too. I love it! I'm totally kicking myself for not even noticing that the square fit in the circle lol but I think it makes it even more special. Great work!

  13. Therese your embroidered cuff is fabulous. That clasp is perfect. Square peg in a round hole is a great name for the second bracelet.

  14. The cuff is a knockout -- I love the blue/brown combo in anything, but you brought it to a really elegant level. Great challenge!

  15. You have almost left me speechless - STUNNING! Look at that cool clasp! Seriously gorgeous cuff! I so love your work!!

  16. Your embroidered cuff is so beautiful. I love the way you went a little asymmetric with beads joining the clasp, that is the perfect touch!

  17. your beaded cuff is gorgeous, I'd never have thought of using bigger beads

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