Yay, finally the time for the ATTS 6 Blog Hop is here! The ATTS series is a fun beading challenge hosted by Therese and Christine. Every time they put up a new challenge for the participants and every time I joined I had lots of fun and learnt a lot about new beading stitches. This time the objective was to use a graphed chart, word chart, or picture chart using peyote, square, RAW, or brick stitches. So here we go!
You read about the "Arctic King" in the headline and here he is: Ursus maritimus, better known as the polar bear. I was always drawn to bears, especially the majestic polar bears, and since 1999 the polar bear is my totem animal. The pattern originally was for a pair of earrings, but I don't wear big earrings and so I made only one to wear on a necklace.
I'm so in love with the colors and the movement of the fringe. And just in case someone wants the exact Delica colors: DB200 opaque white, DB10 opaque black, DB47 transparent silverlined cobalt blue, DB183 transparent silverlined montana sapphire. The Swarovski bicones in the fringe are 6mm crystal AB.
I planned to make more pieces, especially reproductions of some pieces I gave away in swaps. But then I got an email from a dear friend telling me that he was in hospital and there they stole two feathers earrings from a set I once gave him in a swap. Can you believe that??? I wrote him that I will send him replacements for the stolen ones: an eagle feather (third from left) and a painted eagle feather (second from right).
And now enough of bead people and stolen things. Now visit the talented ladies who were in this challenge with me. And a BIG THANK YOU to Therese and Christine for hosting this fabulous event!
7-Dagi (Kokopelli) you're here