Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Time to Stitch Challenge...oops! a little late

Well, I did complete this little piece for the challenge but as it happens, life sometimes gets in the way and was not able to post it on time. I have an extremely good reason and hope you will forgive me for being a day late!


My peyote stitch challenge is titled "Hopes and Wishes".  - A very teeny beaded purse to hold all my hopes and wishes ;)


I decided to challenge myself in two ways: first by attempting odd count flat peyote stitch. I normally avoid it, because of the extra maneuvers you go through to obtain the even sides. Even count is much faster. But for this design using a triangle shaped closure for the purse, odd count was a requirement.


My second personal challenge was to develop my own design using a paper bead grid/graph. I always have a tough time beading with pre-made patterns, guess I am a free-form sort of person at heart. But - I did it, and I am "O.K." with how it came out...


I won't make you try to guess what the design on the back is supposed to be. It's Buddha's eyelid. Not the greatest rendition, but something I hope my Yoga friends will appreciate.

Thanks to Therese and Christine for organizing this challenge!!!!!






















9 comments:

  1. What a neat idea Lisa. Love it! Glad to see your post, I was a bit worried lol.

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  2. How sweet ... love this little purse!

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  3. What a unique and wonderful design! I just love the miniature purse and the Hope and Best Wishes messages are an inspirational touch. These would make wonderful shower favors. You combined a couple different goals into one item -- creating your own peyote design as well as building the purse. Love it!

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  4. What a beautiful little purse! Congrats on successfully working the odd count peyote ... I'm still an even girl and afraid to even try!

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  5. Hi Lisa,
    Thank you for participating in mine and Christine's challenge.
    I love the little purse you created and that you took the challenge to heart and pushed yourself to do something you would not normally do. I to shy away from odd count, but I did watch a really good tutorial on it and I think I am ready to try. Great job! Oh and no worries about being late I understand life getting in the way.
    Therese

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  6. Lisa, This little purse is adorable! I love it! And among us weavers, there is a deep appreciation for you working to make the grid and figuring out odd-count peyote. What a sweet and charming work of art~it puts a smile on my face :-) When I saw Buddha's Eyelid, before I read what it was I thought it was a tiny rendition of van Gogh's Almond Blossom.
    Late or early, we are glad you joined the Hop! Thanks Lisa!!!

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  7. It's truly a lovely little purse, and the Buddha's eyelid...I think it's perfectly made! Have a nice day!

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  8. That is so cute! I love it :) Great work
    Emma
    xXx

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  9. I'm in awe at what you can all do w/these tiny beads - amazing!! Love the little purse - it's so perfect and yes, I can tell that it's Buddha's eyelid! I love your design!

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Thanks, I really enjoy hearing from you!