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Challenge of Color Blog Hop 2011

Challenge of Color Blog Hop 2011

A step by step photo log of my design process for the Challenge of Color Blog Hop 2011. Thanks to Erin (Tesori Trovati Jewelry) and Jessica (Design Seeds) for the inspiration. I decided that I really wanted to make it a personal challenge for myself. That said, what could I possibly create that I had not tried my hand at yet?  I selected the color TEAL for my palette and ended up with a nice blend called Merino. Which at first, my only thought was:

Merino_sheep

What? Notice that blank look?

Okay, I can work with this:

MerinoTeal Design Seeds

Then the seed beads were taunting me…use me, use me, use me… (I think it was that little logo design right up there.)

So begins the journey of my first seed bead embroidered cuff bracelet.

Find the Lacey’s Stiff Stuff and lay down a design of sorts and start beading.

Challenge of Color Step 1 by The Beading Yogini

After many beads, I ended up with this.

Challenge of Color Step 2 by The Beading Yogini

I decided that I wanted to repurpose an old tin.

Challenge of Color Step 3 By The Beading Yogini

Thrown in some duck tape to tone down any sharp edges.

Challenge of Color Step 4 By The Beading Yogini

And make my own bracelet cuff form.

Challenge of Color Step 5 by The Beading Yogini

As I’m a real repurpose fan, I then cut up an old pair of leather pants to form the backing for the cuff.

Challenge of Color Step 6 by The Beading Yogini

Add a bit of glue and some edging and there you have it.

Challenge of Color Seed Bead Ebroidered Cuff Bracelet by The Beading Yogini

 

My first seed bead embroidered cuff bracelet.

Challenge of Color Seed Bead Embroidered Cuff by The Beading Yogini

I did enjoy the process and think I’ll make a few more of these.

Challenge of Color Step7 by The Beading Yogini

If you like to play with color and sew, then you might want to give it a try.

Hop on down for some more color fixes:

1 Norma Turvey Teal Color Crave
2 Jeannie Dukic Green Mineral Tones
3 Mary McGraw Teal Embellished Hues
4 Jo Tinley Red Decadent Tones
5 Rebecca Anderson Pink Tulip Tones
6 Kristi Jaro Red Temple Entrance
7 Stephani Gorman Green Dew Tones
8 Melissa Meman Green Fruit Star
9 Kathleen Lange Klik Teal Silk Hues
10 Cynthia Riggs Red Autumn Comfort
11 Heidi Post Teal Flora Bright
12 Cece Cormier Teal Merino Teal
13 Amy Freeland Gray Cultured Tones
14 Alice Peterson Blue Island Play
15 Rose Noble Gray Autumn Stacked
16 Kristina Johansson Yellow Sunny Flower
17 Kirsi Luostarinen Teal Dragon Hues
18 Tari Kahrs Orange Citrus Tones
19 Mallory Hoffman Purple Petaled Dark
20 Molly Alexander Brown Peppered Tones
21 Regina Santerre Red Frosted Berry
22 Emanda Johnson Teal Color Purl
23 Amy Severino Orange Winged Tones
24 Bobbie Rafferty Teal Lime Hues
25 Tanya Goodwin Gray Pecked Tones
26 Lisa Lodge Blue Nocturnal Tones
27 Hope Smitherman Blue Bloom Tones
28 Linda Landig Green Cacti Dark
29 Ambra Gostoli Teal Perched Autumn
30 Lori Bowring-Michaud Blue Sharpened Blue
31 Pippa Chandler Teal Hungarian Hues
32 Keirsten Giles Purple Mineral Brights
33 Jennifer Justman Blue Autumn Rays
34 Sandy Richardson Purple Moroccan Brights
35 CJ Bauschka Teal Teal Air
36 Shaiha Williams Teal Sushi Hues
37 Kay Thomerson Purple Autumn Spectrum
38 Sally Russick Purple Golden Gate Tones
39 Cilla Watkins Purple Autumn Infused
40 Shirley Moore Purple Frozen Heather
41 Jenni Connolly Gray Paw Tones
42 Tamara Soper Green Field Tones
43 Sharyl McMillian-Nelson Blue Nested Blues
44 Jen Velasquez Pink Sweetened Tints
45 Maria Grimes Red Bright Bloom
46 Elisabeth Auld Gray Petaled Tints
47 Susan Kennedy Pink Zinnia Tones
48 Shannon Chomanczuk Gray Autumn Leaf
49 Holly Westfall Yellow Sprinkled Tones
50 Patty Gasparino Red Color Carton
51 Angela Little Pink Singapore Brights
52 Lizzie Zawinski Green Budding Hues
53 Kristen Stevens Pink Scooped Tones
54 Dawn Doucette Brown Jarred Tones


Owl Totem Seed Bead Embroidered Necklace With Micro Macrame Cords

Owl Totem Seed Bead Embroidered Necklace With Micro Macrame Cords

Owl Seed bead Necklace Strings by The Beading Yogini

My second attempt at seed bead embroidery. I intended this piece to be a cuff bracelet, but the laws of physics did not allow that to happen. The cabs on it were too large to bend at the proper angles. So, as most designers know, flexibility is the key to creativity. Hence, with a few micro macrame cords, a necklace came into being. What I like about bead embroidery is that there is creative space to meander and allow the piece to take on it’s own life. This one gradually worked it’s way into being an owl design. Again, not intentional, but it happened that way. Owls are one of my spirit totem animals. In native American tradition, Animal spirits usually appear to people during dreams or meditations and the qualities of each particular animal have a lesson to teach. About owls: they can see well in the dark, hence the relation to help us develop and get in touch with our own psychic abilities, honor your intuition and inner knowledge, seek the truth beyond appearances. Stay tuned for several more pieces that I’ll be working into my spirit animal totem series.

Owl Seed bead Necklace 1 by The Beading YoginiOwl Seed bead Necklace by The Beading Yogini