January 15, 2014

A Time To Stitch 4

  Beadweaving time! Today is the reveal for another A Time To Stitch challenge hosted by Therese and Christine. I have to say I really enjoy participating and learning new stitches, so I'm not gonna miss any of them ... even if I'm overwhelmed with work as this last months.
  


  This time we had to create something with a net stitch (mandatory) and chose one of the other stitches between Spiral rope, Chevron stitch and Chenille.

  For my first piece I've found an interesting tutorial on Youtube (sorry, I' can't find the link right now, will add it later) to create short pieces of rope in two colors with the ends of a third color, a kind of beaded beads. I've played a little with these pieces and came out with this necklace:
(sorry for the blurry pictures - if you click on them it's a little better)



  For the pendant part I've made a rectangle and tried different combinations of  including something inside the rectangle, but didn't like any of them and preferred it just like it is. I think is the minimalist part of me speaking (lol).
 So, what do you think - what should I do with the pendant part? Any ideas will be welcome.    



  Let's go to the mandatory part of the challenge - netting. Well, I run out of time and beads and all I can show you is the work in progress ... I need one more evening or two to finish it.


  The base is Chevron stitch and the pattern is from Marcia DeCoster's book Beads in Motion. I've just used a different size of beads and adjusted it a little. I'll include also a triangular polymer clay cabochon, made by me ... 



  This is from my side and you'll be welcome if you would like to come back in few days to see the finished necklace.

And now, here's the list of  all the other participants at this challenge:


6.  Kim Hora
10. LizE
15. Alenka  <-- You are here!




    Be happy,
    Alenka


21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, Alenka! i'm still in awe of your weaving skills having only begun not so long ago!!! I adore both of these pieces. I can't wait to see the netted piece when it is complete. You are so talented with design!

Tanya said...

Both of those are gorgeous. The netted piece just made my jaw drop, though. I can't wait to see it finished.

Kepi said...

Both necklace are beautiful, the chevron necklace is going to be outstanding and a real statement piece - I will certainly come back and see the finished design. Awesome job!

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

IMHO your blue necklace looks perfect as is, nothing wrong with a little negative space, it is actually so elegant, Alenka :) Your lovely cab on the netting will be so striking as well!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Wow - that netted necklace is going to be a stunner! You've gotten enough done that you can really see how fabulous it's going to look. Love the bold red color, too.

Christine Altmiller said...

Wow~You have put a lot into these pieces! Like Monique said, the negative space is very pretty, so leaving the beautiful blue piece alone would look great. I also was drawing out frames to hang some smaller gold pendants I have in my stash of heirlooms to make them a bit bolder.
The netting!!! Oh My~I love the drama in that gorgeous piece! Is the netting going to be on the one side only?! I cannot wait to see this complete!!! Thanks so much for being a part of this hop, Alenka!

Shirley Moore said...

Both pieces are beautiful, but I am sure that the finished netting piece is going to be outstanding! I actually thought it was an asymmetrical piece at first, which was rather cool as well. Love your polymer clay cab!

Jasvanti Patel said...

Very nice, the same happened to me I finished one of my bracelets late last night and had to take pictures in the dark.

Maryanne said...

Your necklaces are wonderful! Wow! That netted one is fabulous and will be gorgeous to wear when it's finished. Beautiful!

Becky Pancake said...

Hi Alenka. Both of your pieces are gorgeous. The blue necklace has wonderful texture. I think the square should be left empty.

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Alenka,
I love your pieces and I would leave the pendant on the first necklace just the way it is. Wow I will be back to see the end result of that already gorgeous netted necklace.
Thank you for participating in mine and Christine's ATTS challenge and I hope that you will join us for ATTS 5.
Therese

ACBeads said...

Alenka, both necklaces are gorgeous. About the first one, leave it as it is - don't add anything. I'll come back to see the second necklace finished. Congratulations on your work. Ana

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Both of your pieces are lovely. I think your netted piece will really be something special. And love the polymer clay cab - very dramatic!

kimmykats said...

Oh your netted piece will be so lovely....I will be back to see it....love the cabochon.

AntiquityTravelers said...

both of these are a perfect example of your talents! I love the chenille and I simply cannot wait to see how you finish the netting! that is stunning!

Liz E said...

I say leave the square pendant empty. It has a great presence all on its own, no need for anything inside. I can't wait to see that finished netting necklace. What a statement piece, bold yet feminine.

Crystie Marlette said...

Alenka, WOW! I Love Love Love the necklace and can't wait to see the finished piece. Your work is beautiful.
Crystie

Alicia said...

Oh, my, Alenka - both pieces are dropping-jaw gorgeous! I would leave the square pendant just like it is, I like it that way. The netting piece is a work of art - and adding the cab to it will make it an outstanding work of art; can't wait until it's finished!

Kokopelli said...

Wow, can't wait to see it finished! And that cab is beautiful.

Nelly May said...

I think the simplicity of the square pendant is perfect just as it is. It shows the beautiful bead weaving perfectly.
And your netted piece - wow! - I can't wait to see that finished! it's going to be a real show-stopper!

LoriF said...

Very nice! That necklace is going to be spectacular when done, you should show it to Marcia!