Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Time To Stitch Challenge

Thanks to Therese and Christine for bringing us together for A Time to Stitch Challenge. When I first read about the objective to use herringbone and/or peyote stitch, an idea immediately popped into my head of a pattern I made last year using herringbone. The herringbone itself is so simple -- just plain old flat herringbone. But the pretty comes from building it onto a covered bracelet blank and adding a focal. Without further ado, here is my submittal and I've provided a few shots of the construction as well for anyone who would like more details.

Dichro Deco Cuff
How it came together:
Dichro Deco Instructions

And now be sure to visit the other terrific participants in A Time to Stitch Challenge!


17 comments:

kimmykats said...

What a neat piece!! Thank you for including the how to's for a newbie like me! I prefer cuffs so this is something I think I would love to try! Paula and crew you did a "bang up job"

Pixiloo said...

That is just and awesome piece. I love that you used the herringbone strip to cover a cuff bracelet. (I may just steal the idea. :) ) The focal is also stunning. Beautiful job!

Sally Russick said...

BEAUTIFUL!! The colors in the focal just shine against the beautiful black background of the herringbone. Your design has inspired me to finish a herringbone piece I've been struggling with because it's a little flimsy but if I sew it to a cuff it just might work! Paula thank you for the tutorial and the creative spark!!

Marla said...

That is amazing! So pretty! And I love how you included a mini tutorial as well. Thank you so much for that.

Bobbie said...

Gorgeous! What a sublime and tactile background for the beautiful focal. Great idea!

BackstoryBeads said...

Awesome idea! Thanks much for so generously sharing your technique with us. Love how your design came together - it suits the abstract focal so well! I'm thinking you could adapt this to other stitches as well.

Christine Altmiller said...

Wow! What flat herringbone can do! This is why it is a favorite stitch of mine because it is more than a supporter, it is the star. Your dichroic focal and herringbone really bring out the best in each other. The cuff is gorgeous! The tutorial is fantastic and short and easy to understand. What a wonderful inclusion to your Hop post. Thank you for that, and thank you also for joining us :-) I think I like it here at Cave Creek.

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Paula,
Thank you for participating in mine and Christine's challenge.
Wow I love your cuff it is absolutely beautiful! I think I know what pattern you got your inspiration from it has a sunflower on it. Thank you for sharing your process in creating your beautiful cuff. Christine and I are already talking about doing another one of this type of challenge. I hope that you will join in on the next one. Great job!
Therese

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

What a beautiful cuff and this shows how herringbone can be a wonderful background for a spectacular focal. Thanks for the instructions - someday may get brave enough to try it.

Saturday Sequins said...

What a fantastic design! I'm absolutely blown away. I love the combination of bead embroidery and bead weaving. :)

Thanks for including instructions, too! I love seeing how pieces are put together.

AntiquityTravelers said...

Oh man I love this bracelet! The richness of the bead color and the simplicity of straight up herringbone is just striking! and that focal is gorgeous!

Mandy said...

Oh WOW! That cuff is amazing!!!! I love these hops so I can see what is in the minds of other beaders, this is gorgeous and thanks for showing us how it is done!

Karen Williams said...

Very nice! And I always love to see other people's process. Thanks for sharing! Beautiful work

Lola said...

The cuff you made is gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial ... I look forward to giving it a try!

LisaS said...

Love the work you did with this cab!

Renetha aka DW said...

Gorgeous! Wow!

Andra said...

The cuff is great. I love how you were able to include a tutorial with your photos. Awesome job.

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