October 25, 2012

A Time to Stitch 2 - Reveal

  Okay, it's time for for the reveal of the A TIME TO STITCH 2 challenge, hosted by Therese and Christine.

  I'm a bit nervous as these are my first steps in beadweaving, but I already love it very much. That means this is only the beginning and you will see more from me in the future :-)

  Let's start with the CRAW - the first one I've tried. I made a bracelet

and a pair of earrings.

  The second stich I learned was St. Petersburg and I made a bracelet (with polymer clay buttons), 

a pair of earrings

and two rings.

  My design is quite simple, I'm still learning the basics, but I like it that way. They are all my experiments, I did not use any tutorials (except for learning the stitch itself). I know I havent't invented anything new, but I came to this solutions by myself. I'm kind of proud of it ... and I already have a lot of ideas to realize in the future :-) 

  And now, here's the complete list of participants - I'm sure you will find gorgeous creations on their blogs as they are all much more skilful than me:

Therese Frank and Christine Altmiller
Nikki Byers
Kristen Stevens
Shirley Moore
Cynthia Machata
Lola Surwillo
Maryanne Gross
Alenka  ß you are here!

Karin Slaton
Katherine Gale
Sally Russick
Amy Severino
Alicia Marinache
Sonya Stille
Tanya Goodwin
Lisa Stukel
Marla Gibson
Sarah Sequins
Andra Weber
Kim Hora
Karen Williams

  Happy hoping!


Amy said...

Alenka!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so impressed with your first try at this!! BRAVO! I'm in love with those CRAW earrings. Absolutely gorgeous. YOu are so talented!

Christine Altmiller said...

Alenka~I am in awe of your first time abilities! You already look like you have been doing it for years! Your CRAW earrings are fabulous and I love the bracelet too. Your St. Petersburg is fantastic! A Double Double bracelet- What a beautiful Look! And whenever I was working on this stitch, I kept wrapping it around my finger, thinking it would look great as a ring, so I was thrilled you made one. Keep weaving Alenka! And thanks so much for signing up for then challenge :-)

AntiquityTravelers said...

So hard to believe this is your first time!? WOW you totally killed it! bracelet, earrings and ring! WOW all gorgeous!

Shirley Moore said...

Love, love, love that ring! What a great idea! Your craw is beautiful, the earrings turned out great. Your design style is just perfect!

Marla said...

Wow! Fantastic work! Welcome to the wonder super addicting work of beadweaving! I really love all your pieces! I just can't pick one as a favorite because they are all my favorites! <3

Sally Russick said...

Alenka!!! Wow!!! I can't believe these pieces are your first attempts at beadweaving. Beautiful work!! You did such a great job creating with the two stitches!!! I love the CRAW earrings, FABULOUS!!!

Tanya said...

Those are all amazing. I love how you used each stitch in so many different ways. The St. Petersberg earrings are awesome, as is the ring. I would never have thought of those. :)

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

These are lovely, I would not have thought this was your first beadweaving! My first attempts were not this good. I love the idea of the earrings and ring. Really great.

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Alenka,
Thank you so much for join in on mine and Christine's challenge.
Wow you hit a home run on these I love them all! No way this is your first time girlfriend, these are amazing you are a natural born bead weaver. I love the CRAW bracelet and the double, double St Petersburg bracelet the earrings both sets are to die for and the ring awesome! I hope that you will join us again in the next ATTS challenge.

BackstoryBeads said...

I love that you learned the stitches and then created your own designs. Cubic right angle weave is a difficult stitch to pick up, I can't imagine tackling it as a new beader. SO impressed with your work!

Maryanne said...

For a beginning stitcher you have created beautiful pieces! They are all fantastic!

Janet Bocciardi said...

I think the earrings - both sets- are amazing! I think I like them better than the bracelets. Great work!

LisaS said...

Hi Pepita, All your pieces turned out beautifully. I think the CRAW earrings are my favorite ;) Excellant work!

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

Oh my goodness you did such a marvelous job for first time. You are going to love this new addictive hobby. I love all your pieces - just fantastic!

Karen Williams said...

Welcome to the ranks of seed beaders! ;)

Beautiful work; looks like you had a lot of fun!

Anonymous said...

Those are gorgeous! I love the earrings, totally to die for!

Alicia said...

I love both your sets - you did a wonderful, wonderful job. The ring is an awesome idea :)

Saturday Sequins said...

Alenka, wonderful job! I agree with Mandy -- I love the earrings. :)

Lola said...

Your designs are quite beautiful Alenka! I love the results of your experimentation!

AntiquityTravelers said...

The trim on the bracelet is purchased that way .. it is cord purchased at the fabric store for pillows (you buy on a roll like you would ribbon). I just stitched it together so it lined either side of the bracelet!