Lisa Lodge of Pine Ridge Treasures is hosting this blog hop. She sent each of the participants a group of beads from her bead table and we were required to use as many of them as we could and supplement with beads that were on our bead table. We were not to go out and purchase any new beads.
These are the beads Lisa sent me. An eclectic mix of pinks and greens (which I love) and a few others.
I admit I was really stumped. What to make?!? I thought and thought and just could not figure out what to do. Luckily I love to work with seed beads and I had some on my workbench, I usually do! I finally decided that the best way for me to design a piece was to do some free form peyote. I had never done free form before so that also was a challenge. I did a necklace and feel like I did justice to using as many of Lisa's beads as I could. The only thing of mine that I added were the seed beads. Lisa did send me some size 6 seed beads and I used them as well. I finished the back with one of the beaded pink beads and a peyote loop. I am not really pleased with how the necklace turned out, and I would never wear it, but for my first time doing free form peyote I can say that it is a fun and very versatile stitch and I will do it again. The thing that I love most about challenges was accomplished, I learned something new, worked outside of my comfort zone and grew as a designer.
Please visit the other participants and see what Lisa sent them and what they created.
Your Host: Lisa Lodge
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Ginger Bishop, lilmummy likes...
Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
Mikala Coates, Maybe Just Perhaps
Mary Hicks, Falling Into the Sky
Tina Holden, Polymer Clay Bytes!
Shelly Joyce, Au jour le jour
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Susan Lloyd, Designs by Susan
Cynthia Machata, Antiquity Travelers
Kashmira Patel, Sadafule .. always in bloom!
Kristen Stevens, My Bead Journey
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories