Saturday, January 10, 2015

A Time to Stitch 6: Graphed, Word or Picture Chart


Therese and Christine return to host A Time to Stitch #6 - thanks so much! For this challenge, they inspired us to use a graphed, word or picture chart for any of four stitches shown above. I fell in beady-love with one of the examples Therese used - the middle star which was created by Eridhan Creations.   I was so smitten with the design, I went a little crazy and bought a four-pack of patterns which all use a twisted peyote design. Here's a collage of the patterns I purchased.



All the tutorials use a combination of word and picture charts as you see here.


Sample of Eridhan's Tutorials

Since I was working on this over the holidays, I used most of the finished items as ornaments and they received rave reviews from the giftees. I stitched up three of the Desert Rose Patterns and one each of the other three. Here are three variations of Desert Rose.




I thought this was very poinsettia-like - perfect for the holidays!


Next up was the Polaris tutorial. This one was a little trickier.



But my favorite was the very simple Twisted Triangle variation and, as I worked on it, I thought it would look great as a pendant on a spiral neckstrap so here's what I came up with. 


Thanks, Therese for introducing me to Eridhan's tutorials and to you and Christine for hosting another great challenge. Be sure to visit the other bead artists for A Time to Stitch #6:

7-LizE
9-Lola
10-Paula (you are here!)
14-Alenka
20-Kim
21-Amy

27 comments:

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Paula,
Thank you for participating in the ATTS6 challenge. I love those patterns too and I have several of her twisted geometric shaped patterns. Your take on her patterns are awesome. I love the colors you chose to use for the Desert Rose and the choice of using a crystal in the middle instead of a pearl. I agree the twisted rope looks great with the Twisted Triangle. I have not tried the Polaris pattern yet, but yours is beautiful. I had started the Twisted Pinwheel but I was too short with the color of delicas I chose to use, I need to order more.
Therese

Karin G said...

The patterns are beautiful and all your work is amazing. The Twisted Triangle necklace is indeed gorgeous, I love all the different shades of green.

AntiquityTravelers said...

these are all so wonderful! I love this tutorial and it has so many possibilities! the poinsettia is my favorite (my wedding flower :) but I do love how the last one you made into a necklace - stunning

Pepita said...

Hi Paula, we've had the same idea, at least for the Desert Rose :-)
Isn't it great? I loved making it, even if it's much more time consuming than it looks at first sight.
I'm pretty sure the recipients of your gifts were amazed by them!!
Well done!
Alenka

Christine Altmiller said...

Wow ~ you were busy! These are wonderful pieces that must have taken a long time. I am drawn to the Dessert Rose series you did. The poinsettia one has such a holiday look ~ it worked real well with pattern. The Twisted Triangle is fabulous! It looks like something from the sea and is very intriguing. Thank you for doing this challenge, Paula, and for doing it so so well!

BackstoryBeads said...

One of my 2015 goals is to make ornaments for my tree this year, and I think I just found my pattern! You had some delighted friends, I'm sure. Your Twisted Triangle pendant is simply stunning - wonderful choice of cool greens, and then that zing of olive - I'm totally in love with this piece!

Kepi said...

Beautiful beautiful, I can't pick a favourite. The desert rose makes beautiful ornaments and what lucky recipients. Great job!

Maryanne said...

I love these patterns and your series of Desert Rose as ornaments is great! I did the Twisted Triangle for my entry in the challenge and I while I worked on it I thought about doing another one in aqua and turquoise because I love those colors. I see it looks fabulous!!

Lola said...

A great pattern, beautifully executed! When someone beads up multiples like this I usually have only one favorite, but I love every single colorway you chose ... gorgeous!

Wendy said...

wow, they are just gorgeous! Amazing patterns and so beautifully beaded

Sally Russick said...

WOW!! I'm speechless!!! Paula, what great patterns and your work is absolutely STUNNING!!! WOW! WOW! WOW!!!! Each color palette and design is simply elegant....gorgeous work as always!

Carol Briody said...

Wow, stunning!

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Hi Therese - it's all thanks to you for showcasing the Desert Rose tutorial. Thanks again for a great challenge!

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Thanks so much. Sometimes the bead-hoarding stash comes in handy!

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

What a cool wedding flower! Glad it reminded you of a special time.

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

The Eridhan designs are awesome, I agree. It's amazing how convoluted they look and then magically the shape emerges in the last couple steps. It's a little addictive.

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Thanks for hosting, Christine. Yours and Therese's challenges are always a highlight.

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

A tree-full of these would be wonderful. It would be great to see photos. Thanks for your kind words.

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Thanks, Kepi!

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Your twisted triangle was beautiful. I loved the neutral tones and how you plan to combine it with some wirework.

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Thanks so much, Lola!

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Thanks, Wendy. I appreciate your comment.

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Sally - this is high praise for sure and means a great deal.

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Thanks, Carol.

ACBeads said...

Paula, great choice of patterns and your beadwork is so good. The colours you've used in each piece are very well matched. Excellent job!

Nelly May said...

Gasp! Your colour choices leave me breathless! Such glorious makes.

(Sorry it took so long for me to actually get to the hop - family stuff happening.)

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Hi Nellie - Glad you were able to visit. I hope all your family events are happy ones!

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