I'm excited to take part in the Time To Stitch 2 Challenge hosted by Therese (Therese's Treasures) and Christine (One Kiss Creations). This round's challenge was to create a piece in right-angle-weave (RAW), and/or St. Petersburg stitch. I decided to do both!
Bead-weaving has been a love of mine for many years now, and I had a heck of a time "getting" RAW. Which now strikes me as funny, because I think it's one of the easiest stitches out there. It is incredibly versatile and I love using it.
I went with a blue color for this bracelet because I wanted to donate another bracelet to the 7000 Braclets for Hope project. (Fellow beaders: Global Genes just put out a call for an urgent need for 40 bracelets, if you can spare a blue bracelet) This is a cubic raw rope stitched with size 8 beads, and embellished with smaller beads.
For the St. Petersburg stitch, I went with an old standby. Some years back there was a bracelet featuring St. Pete's and drops in one of the bead magazines. I learned it then, and was amazed at A.) how fast the stitch worked up, and B.) how gorgeously the finished chain drapes when worn. Back then I seriously made about 100 of them. That holiday season I gave one to just about everyone I know. Fast forward two years later, I had a basket of them at a holiday craft show and I was practically giving them away.....oh wait, actually, at the end of the show, I DID give most of them away! LOL! Here is just a small sample of some of those bracelets from back then.
And here is what I created for this challenge.
Thanks to Therese & Christine for hosting this fun hop! Check out the our hosts' creations and the other participants!
Therese Frank and Christine Altmiller