Saturday, June 6, 2015

I have been wanting to try shibori ribbon bead embroidery for  a long time. When Therese announced that bead embroidery was the technique for the A Time To Stitch 7 Challenge I signed up right away. Bead embroidery is my favorite technique to use. This necklace is the result of my effort. I started out to make a cuff bracelet but I found that it was too narrow to show the shibori silk  to best effect. The aqua teal turquoise family are my favorite colors so I found silk in that colorway. I thoroughly enjoyed this challenge. I bezeled the stone with size 11's and 15's. I used purple 15's to accent the silk. I used pearls in purple and aqua to edge the focal. I had some vintage nailheads in purple from a friend who has passed away so they were used for the next row on the purple side. The beads that were used on the aqua side came from a garage sale as well as the two tone bead at the bottom of the piece. I made wire links in aqua and purple for the straps. I am pleased with how this necklace turned out and I hope that you like it too. To see what everyone else made for this challenge please click on this link  http://theresestreasures59.blogspot.com/    I want to thank Therese and Christine for hosting this fun challenge.

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  1. Hi Becky,
    Your pendant and necklace are just gorgeous! I love turquoise and purple together. Thank you for participating in ATTS 7 and I hope you come back for ATTS 8.
    Therese

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    1. Thanx Therese, I am very pleased that you like my design. I really enjoy participating in your challenges. I hope to be back for the next one too. Thank you for hosting.

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  2. So pretty :-) Those colours are so fresh and invigorating.

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    1. Thanx, It feels good to have other beaders like my designs.
      Becky

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  3. Becky ~ what a soft beauty you have created here ~ the colors are like a breeze and very relaxing. The shibori ribbon and bead embroidery are perfect together on your lovely pendant. And that chain you made to support it is beautiful! Yard sale, inherited, your own stash ~ it all came together perfectly! Thanks for being a part of this!

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    1. Thanx Christine, I am really pleased that you like my design. I enjoyed being part of this challenge. It helped me to grown as a bead artist. Thank you for hosting.

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  4. really pretty Becky! love the ribbon effect and the flow of your piece. Really lovely wire work as well on your chain. A Beautiful piece!

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    1. Thanx Cynthia, I am so glad that you like my design. When someone as talented as you likes my pieces it makes me feel good.

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  5. I always enjoy seeing your work. The color in this piece is fabulous. I haven't tried the shibori ribbon yet myself but the more I see done with it, the more I want to try. Keep producing fabulous pieces...I'll keep watching your blog!!!

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    1. Thanx Lisa, I appreciate your kind comments. It is nice to know that someone is reading my blog.

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  6. So so pretty, I am partial to those colors as well and you have done an exceptional piece. Love the shibori work!

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    1. Thanx Debi, I am so glad that you like my design.

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  7. Becky, this is just lovely! First, the colors are yummy, and the shibori is luscious. I particularly like how you added the tiny seed beads to emphasize the pleats in the silk, without distracting from it. The combination of different beads in the straps keeps the eye moving around the whole piece, discovering new treasures at each point. Pretty, pretty, pretty!

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  8. What a cool and pretty color combination, I love your work on Shibori , there is a lot of fluidity, it makes me think of clear tropical waters and colorful fish.

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    1. Hi Karin,I appreciate your positive comments.

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  9. Nice! I've not tried shibori yet, but I'm intrigued. The colors after vibrant and happy. Good for you to stretch yourself, too

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    1. Thanx Janet. I am glad that you like my design. Shibori was fun to work with. One of the reasons that I do these challenges is to stretch myself.

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  10. Hi Becky, Your shibori necklace is stunning. I haven't worked up the courage to try shibori yet but just love the look and the colors you chose show it off to perfection. I especially like all the texture of the beads you chose to make the chain. Beautiful!

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    1. Thanx Paula, I am very glad that you like it. I have seen your work and you won't have any problem with the shibori.

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  11. Very pretty! Your colors are so soft and summery, it reminds me of the ocean. Especially with the little seedbeads tucked into the folds of the shibori, like pearls or bubbles hiding in the waves.

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  12. The shibori silk you have chosen is beautiful!! Your necklace turned out so nice.

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    1. Thanx Jasvanti, The colors are perfect for me. I appreciate your kind comments.

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  13. OOOOOH! I love this piece. I've been eyeing that ribbon for a long time and you've really nailed it with this piece!

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    1. Thanx Amy, I am glad that you like my design. I had a good time making this piece.

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  14. Ooooh, Becky, that is such a splendid piece! The ribbon is gorgeous, and the entire effect (colours, media mix, and design) of the necklace is so right up my alley - wonderful.

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    1. Thanx Alicia, I am very glad that you like my design.

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  15. Becky, this is just beautiful! The colors are so soft and inviting - what a beautiful necklace!

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    1. Thanx Patti, I am so pleased that you like my design

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  16. Beautiful as usual. I love the colors in this one so soothing!

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    1. Thanx Vera, I am very glad that you like my design.

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  17. Lovely! Your choice of colors is perfect. One day I will try shibori ribbon, you inspire me to go that direction sooner rather than later.

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    1. Thanx Liz, I appreciate your kind comments. It is wonderful to think that I might have inspired someone else. Shibori is fun to work with.

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  18. What a beautiful piece Becky, I love the colours you have used and it is just so pretty!

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    1. Thanx Niky, It feels great to have other bead designers like my piece.

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  19. Becky what a beautiful piece! I have eagerly read up on this ribbon and drooled over the blog hops there have been. Another project on my learning list!

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    1. Thanx Sue, I am glad that you like my design.

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  21. Ahhh, two of my favourite colours as well, along with lime green! :-) I have some shibori ribbon in my stash to try, but haven't gotten there yet. Yours is beautiful inspiration!

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    1. Thanx Lori, It feels good to have other beaders like my designs. The shibori was fun to work with.

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