This is one of my very favorite challenges, and it is run by the awesome Therese Frank and Christine Altmiller.
So this challenge was to take one stitch, and make 3 identical pieces, changing either the size, or the color of the beads.
I chose flat herringbone, it's one of my favorite stitches for it versatility. I took this challenge one step further, and used silver-lined, opaque, and matte finishes as well as the three different colors. I guess I cheated a bit, because I also used a silver metallic in each of the bracelets, and a coordinating size 15 for the edge beads.
I really love how they turned out, and I hope you do as well!
Because of the silver lining on the purple bead, this one has an overall shiny look, and you don't see the pattern as much.
This one has such a dainty look, and the button fit perfectly with that feel. The matte finish really allows the pattern to stand out.
I adore this one! The opaque beads show off the pattern so well, and that mother of pearl button has just the tiniest hint of green in it. I was working on this one while not at home, and there were lots of distractions around. So....it was a bit short. But the longer clasp looks fine when it's on, and I love how I ended up creating it. I will definitely use the technique again. After stringing enough beads to fit around the button, I strung 16 more. Then I square stitched the last 8 to the first 8, and embellished the top with a tiny 15. Worked great!
Yep, these three girls are stars of the show around here! Thanks for joining me on this wonderful challenge.
Now you get to see the rest of the participants!
Therese Our wonderful hostesses!
Shirley You are here!