Sunday, January 15, 2012

Michelle Mach's Snowflake Challenge Revealed!

I'm late to the party as always, and I'm not quite finished with my challenge piece yet, but here's what I'm doing with those gorgeous ceramic pieces by Chinook Jewelry:


I wanted to do some beadweaving (obviously), but it was a challenge for me to figure out how to suspend these gorgeous elements. What I finally did was use circular peyote and netting to create a star centerpiece, and then I started stitching a beaded chain.

Originally, I thought I was doing a chevron chain for the beaded chain. But at 3 a.m. as I was trying to get back to sleep, I realized that I wasn't doing chevron - I was actually doing a triangular version of right-angle weave! How did that happen? I don't know, but let's just say I'm thinking about right-angle weave in my sleep lately. (More on that in a future Beading Daily blog!)

Of course, I'll post a better picture of the completed piece once I finish it. But for today, we've got lots of birthday celebrating to do with my little four-year-old! How time flies! It's been quite an adventure since Tom and I embarked on this journey called parenthood, and I wouldn't trade a second of it for anything!

So, if you're having a nice, lazy Sunday morning, grab a cup of coffee or tea and check out the rest of the participants in Michelle Mach's Snowflake Blog Hop!

Gorgeous stuff! Happy Beading, everybody!

19 comments:

Michelle said...

Looking good so far! Such wonderful detail... I can tell it will look fabulous when it's done! I confess that I just finished mine this morning.

Therese said...

Oh so pretty! Very nice work.

Donetta said...

Bead weaving is definitely on my "must learn" list for this year. It's amazing for me to see what you've done with seed beads in addition to the pieces from Michelle...so pretty!

Mellisa said...

I love what you're doing! It's always such a nice change to see my pendants with bead weaving since I don't do it myself :)

chettidesigns said...

Beautiful snowflake, Jen! I can't wait to see the finished design. (Happy Birthday to the little guy!)
:)

dundeegirl2 said...

I look forward to seeing it when it is done. I love the star/snowflake and the bead weaving in the chain. I might have to get out some of my old bead magazines; my bead weaving skills are very rusty. You have inspired my to give it another try!

Lisa Crone said...

Oh wow, what a great idea!

Michelle Mach said...

Gosh, I can't imagine what else you possibly could be doing that you couldn't finish. Writing a couple of blogs, perhaps? :)

I like what you've done so far! I like the idea of using both the links and the pendant in one dramatic necklace.

Thanks for joining the challenge!

Kate Richbourg said...

Your piece is really coming along nicely. I love the snowflake inspired piece that you made.

Can't wait to see it finished!

Mary Hicks said...

Oooooh, finish it! It looks kinda like a Dresden plate. Pretty!

The Crazier Sister said...

I admire those who seed bead, it's not my strength at all. I already like what you've got so far, can't wait to see the finished piece.

moonlitfantaseas said...

wow your necklace is going to be very beautiful!

Alice said...

It looks gorgeous already! I love the detail in the seed bead work!!!

Please eat a piece of cake for me!

a2susan said...

I like the netted snowflake connecting to the porcelain snowflakes. I hope you finish it because it looks like it will be a lovely necklace.

JenniferJW said...

I'm exited to see the final! I am not a bead weaver . . . so I am envious of anyone with the patience to tackle that!

Therese's Treasures said...

Jennifer, Your piece is going to be gorgeous when it is finished. Whether it is chevron or triangle weave the neck strap is very pretty and goes well with the pendant you designed with Mellisa's clay snowflake pendant and charms.
Therese

Mary said...

Oh I can't wait until you are finished!

Millie @ ammjewelry said...

I love your bead weaving!

Here Bead Dragons said...

What you've done so far is wonderful.
Can't wait to see it finished.
~cryssT