Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Time to Stitch Challenge

Therese (Therese's Treasures) and Christine (One Kiss Creations) cleverly came up with this fun challenge: Time to Stitch.  The object of the challenge is to create something with the stitching technique that Therese and Christine named!  In this case, the stitches were peyote or herringbone. 

I selected peyote.  (I had high hopes to work in a herringbone piece too....but that just wasn't in the cards for this round!)  

When I heard about this challenge, I knew just what I wanted to do.  Late last year, I saw someone sporting a beautiful flowered peyote cuff.  She said she got the pattern on Fusionbeads.com.   Then I saw it again a few more times on-line.  So I found the pattern on their site - it's called "Ms. Daisy" and I thought it would be perfect for a summer piece.

I was even more delighted when I saw that it was a three-drop peyote pattern, which made it work up even faster than I thought it would (only two episodes of Downton Abbey!) !!! I really loved seeing these flowers begin to appear as I stitched each row!  I am certain I will be creating this again in different colors! 





Here is a list of the other participants!















DW


27 comments:

  1. OOOOh I just love that pattern! I downloaded the pattern PDF - many thanks!! what a fun, summery cuff!

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  2. Hi Amy,
    Thank you for participating in mine and Christine's challenge. I love, love, love your bracelet! It is so bright and cheery and like you said a perfect summertime bracelet. Great job!
    Therese

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  3. Love your bracelet, Amy! It's so summery and fun.

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  4. So much to Love here!!! My daughter proclaimed this her favorite :-) She got through the hop already.
    I love two-drop and am embarrassed to admit how simple minded I am that I never even considered 3-drop. So guess what I will be trying today?! The colors are fantastic and cheery and summer fun all the way! You made such a beautiful bracelet, Amy! Thanks so much for joining the hop!

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  5. I love this! I haven't ever made a peyote band but......humm you may just have peeked my interest!

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  6. Hi:
    It IS PERFECT as the Summer piece-nice colors and beautiful stitch.Lovely bracelet.
    Warm Greets-Halinka-

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  7. Oh, this one speaks to me. It makes me think of shopping on the boardwalk in Destin, or playing in the sand and dancing in the sun. What a lovely piece. I am a BIG fan of two and three drop peyote. Not only do they work up quickly, their design sensibilities are different than the one-drop variety, making designing even more fun. Great job!

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  8. This bracelet is so beautiful! I downloaded the pattern and will be making one for my sister for her birthday ... thank you for sharing! I love the picot edging you added ... I always love to finish my flat peyote pieces that way.

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  9. Your luscious cuff with its yummy hues has me dreaming of ripe raspberries, juicy oranges and lazy summer afternoons. I've never tried 3-drop peyote, but you've inspired me to explore the design possibilities.

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  10. I just love this Amy! The colors you chose, the picot edging, everything. I think I'm going to head over and check out that pattern. I have made one 2 drop bracelet, and I did love how fast it worked up. Hugs!

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  11. Amy, at Bead and Button I got to lay one of Carole Dean Sharpe's cuff on my arm and thought to myself boy maybe some day!! I love the colors you picked and the fun bracelet---the 3 drop would go quickly too! I have done 2 drop and it does help. Oh what a wonderfully summer piece. Smiling!!

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  12. That is such a fun, warm and summery bracelet and I think I might even be able to follow the pattern....if it is three drop peyote. Who wouldn't want to wear this on a vacation? I love it!

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  13. Amy, I love the color palette you chose, the daisies are so fun and cheerful! Beautifully done! Now, I think I have to go check out some patterns! :)

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  14. Amy, that is just perfect for spring and summer. I love the colors .. so bright and fun! I also love that you time pieces by tv shows (I think you might have said the same to me). I do the same thing. :)

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  15. That turned out great! I love it! I really need to try three-drop peyote so I might just have to give this a try. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  16. What a great, happy, fun bracelet! The colors just make me smile, and I know it'll bring a grin to anyone who sees you wear it. Nice work!

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  17. Wow, that's beautiful! I love the pattern, and the colors you used are so vibrant and summery. <3

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  18. What fun! Bright and festive and summery! You would have to smile while wearing this.

    And I had to laugh at your mention of Downton Abbey. Two weeks ago I'd never heard of the show, and now it seems to pop up every where I turn. Just watched the first episode last night. I love the idea of a bead woven bracelet that works up that fast. Seems like it would be a good travel project.

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  19. I love this! OMG it would take me forever to do all that peyote, even if I did 10 drop it would take a year! I love the pattern, looks so yummy!

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  20. What a great design. It has a great vibe and makes me happy! Love it!

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  21. What great colors. This bracelet I will have to make too. I see is in greens, yellows, and oranges. I have not worked in three drop peyote but you have challenges me to try! Thanks for a beautiful bracelet.

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  22. Gorgeous Amy! I love the colours, it looks fantastic!
    Emma
    xXx

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  23. I love these flowers -- they have a retro 60s feel. Flower power and all that! Love that! Looks like it was fun to do, too!
    Very pretty!

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  24. The first thing I thought of when I saw your bracelet was the show "Laugh In," and the phrase "sock it to me." Great job.

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