Thursday, October 25, 2012

Echo Creative Club - October and Time to Stitch hop

Yes this post is a 2 for post!  I really need to remember when I say yes to check my calender first!  LOL

Echo Creative Club Reveal!

I know you all have been here throughout the year as I have participated in Jeannie's amazing club.  I can not believe there is only 2 months left in this Journey for me and I so wish it could go on forever.  I have been so inspired by each and every bead or pendant she has sent.  This is what she sent to me this month...
 
Oh she is such a little sneak because she made these just for me when we were discussing challenging her with colors.  I love the blend of dark chocolate and mustard.  I have to tell you this was more of a challenge than I thought it would be.  I thought I had the colors to match...nope.  I fixed that issue then I thought I had the perfect design.....you guessed it....Nope.  Last week I scrapped the whole thing and if you work with seeds you know that is not generally something you want to do but it just didn't feel right.  Then it hit me......Russian Spiral.  This is my go to chain for alot of projects.  I love the feel and the flow and I really like how fast I can whip it out.  LOL
 Here she is....

 
 Now I do not as of yet have a name for her or a clasp that I am pleased with but I can not wait for that to show itself so that I can wear this with my NEW mustard colored shirt!  Yep I had to run right out and get one to match.  You knew I would!
Please check out all of our amazing club members creations and stop by and give a shout out to Jeannie! 
 
Cindy Cima Edwards http://www.cindycima.com
Charlie Jacka http://clay-space.com

 

Time 2 Stitch Hop

 

Christine of One Kiss Creation and Therese of Therese's Treasures challenged beaders to use 2 stitches this time around (I missed the first hop)  St Petersburg Chain and Right Angle Weave (RAW)
I thought this would be fun and easy to participate in but boy it was a lot harder than I thought.  Not the stitches just finding the time in the many (too many) commitments that I made in this month.  However I did find a way to incorporate a few things and make this commitment.
 
I have not made a true St Petersburg chain before and boy was it hard to find a simple pattern for it.  I finally did and I made Golden Treasure.....
 
Yes this was my ECC reveal from last month  Go me!  LOL  It was a fun and rather easy stitch to learn.  I liked the flow and the softness of the chain.
 
Now for those who know me should now I love me some RAW.  It has so much versatility and although it does take time and alot of thread to CRAW (cubic) I do love it.  Here is what I made last month with Diana's Art Jewelry Elements hop.
 
And this is what I am working on right now but it is basically a surprise so this is all you get.
 
Please enjoy hopping along!

 

Hugs and blessings

KK

54 comments:

  1. Well Girly you asked for a stone ground mustard colored Gin Blossom and I delivered and so did you. I love the little transparent beads just sticking out of the spiral chain saying, "hey look at me." I just want to run my fingers all over it. You do beautiful work and it's been my pleasure having you in the club this year.

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    1. You always deliver my sweet friend!

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  2. Kristen, you have so much going on here and each is a raving beauty! I love the drops coming off your russian spiral for the ECC piece. The whole piece is beautiful, but that is a great touch!
    Your St. Petersburg is Gorgeous! I love your color choices...it looks beautiful and has a great feel to it. Jeans or Dressy kind of piece...perfect :-)
    Now you and Therese have me intrigued with CRAW, but I barely am getting the hang of RAW so I can't jump into it yet. But If I can make a piece anywhere close to the loveliness of yours, I will have to put it on my list of things to try. Just beautiful...and it looks sturdy too! Thanks so much for joining this hop :-)

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  3. Ok, you really showed off that pendant for ECC, my friend! Love the way it turned out, and Chocolate Toffee springs to mind....
    The St. Pete is beautifully soft and elegant. Well done!
    I was also going to show of one of my many new CRAW's, but I decided I needed to make a new bracelet. Luckily, it worked out with another need as well. :)

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  4. such amazing work! I really love the colors in your St Pete's ... so soft and feminine - stunning

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    1. Thank you so much I like playing with all stitches! I would love to carry on this conversation so much more so email me sometime!

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  5. Hi Kristen,
    Your piece for the ECC challenge is gorgeous I love your Russian spiral rope nice touch using the drops and the colors match perfectly.

    Thank you for joining in on mine and Christine's challenge the pieces you did are gorgeous. I love the St. Petersburg rope so light and pretty. Your CRAW is awesome I need to try that effect. You are right about CRAW being thread thirsty. LOL I hope you join in on the fun with us for the next ATTS challenge.
    Therese

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    1. You know I love playing along with you!!!!!

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  6. Oh and one more thing. I can not wait to see what you are doing with the netted and RAW beads. I love what I see so far!
    Therese

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  7. Beautiful work Kristen! Love love all of it lol.

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  8. Oh my you have been up to beautiful busy work! Lots and lots of eye candy. Beautiful!!

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  9. Kristen, your pieces are so beautiful and have such an elegant feel. I've got to give CRAW a try!! Gorgeous work!

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    1. YOu really should try it I promise it will become an addiction...LOL

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  10. You have been a busy beader. :) They are all so lovely it is impossible to pick a favorite. Your piece in progress looks like it will be a real beauty, can't wait to see it finished.

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    1. You haven't even seen it all yet. I think I may have taken a bit tooooooo much on! LOL

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  11. Lovely pieces, I can't wait to see what the one in progress turns out as!

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  12. Beautiful pieces. I love these stitches, such fun and so versatile.
    Sonya

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    1. Your comments always make me smile! I love most stitches.

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  13. Those necklaces are gorgeous. I love how you compliment the focal so well with your colors. I love your beaded beads and will be waiting for your surprise. :)

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    1. The surprise is coming soon! Thank you!

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  14. These pieces are GORGEOUS! Wow - two hops on one day AND all those little tiny beads,...you're one busy girl! I just love seeing your designs, they're always stunning. I love how you highlighted Jeannie's gin blossom pendant and the colors she created for you are fantastic, too!

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    1. You know playing with Jeannies beads is a pleasure we both enjoy! Thank you as always for your support!

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  15. Both designs are wonderful! Love how you used Jeannie's gin blossom pendant!

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  16. I am encouraged when I look at beautiful work such as yours because I know there is hope for me. Someday I hope my bead journey takes me there. I love Golden Treasure especially.

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    1. Oh your beading journey will take you many places as long as you make it past a bit of frustration! LOL

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  17. I'm going to have to learn Russian spiral; I can't imagine anything could be more perfect with that focal. (Maybe Therese and Christine can add that stitch to their next challenge!) Your Golden Treasure necklace is one of the most elegant St. Petersburg designs I have ever seen (and I looked at A LOT when I was learning that stitch for this challenge!)

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    1. I love russian spiral it is really my go to chain for when I want simple, soft and fast.

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  18. I love all your necklaces, Kristen. The Russian spiral is wonderful, as is the St. Petersburg. Your CRAW is beautiful too.

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  19. they're all lovely, and I can't wait to see how the surprise piece finally turns out -- looks pretty terrific so far!

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    1. I finished the surprise piece and you will love it!

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  20. Kristen, I just love the starfish necklace. It's so simple and yet looks so elegant. Love it! I'm finding time browse just a few blogs from this hop and saw your name on the list so I HAD to stop by!

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  21. Just love all the work you have been turning out! I think my favorite is the starfish necklace ;)

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  22. Chocolate brown and mustard - that is a extremely courageous color scheme and you worked it out beautifully! I am so impressed. :)

    I always love your work!

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    1. Isn't it awesome! Jeannie is a color master!

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  23. I'm so excited about your work in progress, Kristen! It looks gorgeous so far. :)

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  24. Chocolate Mocca - that's what came to mind when I saw your first piece :)

    And the St. Pete's necklace is just stunning, perfect for the upcoming Holidays season. Looking forward to finding out what your in-progress work will become :)

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  25. Wow - the texture in those necklaces is so awesome, as are the colors! My love of Jeannie's beads and pendants goes without saying, but made even more beautiful with your handiwork! Great job!

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    1. Oh Patti that is so sweet of you to say!!!

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  26. The Russian spiral was the perfect choice for Jeannie's gin blossom ... the golden drops bring out the mustard color beautifully! I also love the pieces you created for ATTS2 ... the St. Petersburg chain is as elegant as the CRAW chain is hearty. Can't wait to see the end result of the sneak peek ... =)

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    1. I will be revealing it soon I promise! Thank you so much!

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  27. I like all the pieces and the colours choices work well together and make the focals a statement.

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  28. Some gorgeous work as ever, Miss Kristen! I love those colors in Jeannie's pendant. It is amazing to me how different the same design can look when done in a different palette. That mustard color would throw me for a loop. Yellows are hard for me. For a name... how about "Poupon You". ;-) HAHAHA! LOL! Just kidding! Actually, the first name that came to mind was "Rustling Whispers" because the colors brought to mind the piles of leaves that are everywhere I look right now. Enjoy the day. Erin

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