I'm excited about this challenge because Therese and Christine left us so much room for creativity and play. The only rule? Create a piece using peyote and/or herring bone stitch.
Here's the first piece I created, which I started during my at-home creative retreat last month.
It's freeform peyote, using all sizes and colors of seed beads and a few faceted Czech glass beads. I also included some beaded buttons, which I used to join the two woven strips together. They give the eyes a nice break from all the craziness!
Now, if you know me, you know I'm about color, color, and more color! But I really enjoyed adding the little hints of black and white, and I plan to do more of this in future pieces. I may even do... an entirely black and white piece. *Gasp!*
And now, on to the second piece.
When I finished the first one, I realized I didn't stick to just peyote stitch -- there was some netting, fringe, and bead embroidery going on. Was this cheating? I wondered. Well, I'd better create a second one, just in case.
Here's another freeform peyote necklace, this time in blues, greens, and purples. I also used some Czech glass beads and freshwater pearls to give the piece an oceany feel. I love how this one turned out!
In fact... I wore this to the Bead and Button Show on Friday. I just had to. It got a lot of compliments from the nice ladies I met in the checkout line at the Beyond Beadery booth, which made me a happy girl.
I continue to love, love, love freeform beadweaving. I have some new pieces in the works, but that's another story for another time! Now it's time to visit the other participants and see what awesome things they've created.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a sequintastic day! <3