Samstag, 10. Januar 2015

A Time To Stich 6 Blog Hop: The Arctic King

 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
8-Lola
13-Alenka
19-Kim 

Kommentare:

  1. Love that bear and also the feather earrings!!! So simple, easy and quick to make, but definitely have their effect!!
    Nice work!
    Alenka
    Alenka

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  2. That is so cool that your totem animal is a polar bear!! I love all these earrings. The beaded feathers are so cool. And the fringe on the polar bear is pretty awesome!

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  3. I love the polar bear pendant, I would definitely wear it as earrings! And those feathers, they are lovely!

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  4. Hi Dagi,
    Thank you for participating in this ATTS6 challenge. The Polar Bear pendant is so pretty and I bet the movement is wonderful. It is so sad that someone stole your friend's earrings, but good that you were able to make more to replace them. The feather earrings are beautiful too.
    Therese

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  5. Hi Dagi, your polar bear is wonderful. I really like your feathers too.

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  6. Fringe! My favorite ~ I am fully drawn to anything with fringe. This polar bear, with her color and movement, is wonderful! What a great piece to wear as a necklace. That way you can see it while you touch it, which is so soothing. Grrr to the people that stole your friend's feathers. But the replacement ones are wonderful. Feathers are magic...whether they are beaded or real. Their beauty is fragile and strong all at the same time.

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  7. what a wonderful polar bear! it is almost like the fringe is a reflection in the water and I bet when the fringe sways it is a lovely effect! also love your feathers - those are sweet!

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  8. What a clever design and love that you thought of it as a pendant - sure to receive many a second glance! The combination of sparkle and matte surfaces so perfectly enhances the design.

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  9. Gorgeous polar bear, I love the fringe and I bet it makes beautiful movement, the colors are awesome reminding me office and snow. I have always wanted to make beaded feathers and after seeing yours I most definetly will

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  10. What a clever idea to re-purpose the earring design as a pendant. It's great that it has such special meaning for you. It's terrible that someone would steal something but it's also a weird kind of compliment since they must have really liked your creations!

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  11. What a beautiful pendant! I love the design going into the fringe! And, what a great idea to repurpose earring designs!

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  12. that would be a big earring so I think you did the right thing using it as a pendent, it looks great!

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  13. Beautiful polar bear! I love how you incorporated a fringe pattern with the peyote, Gorgeous!!! The polar bear is so realistic, sure to be a conversation piece. And the painted feather earrings are so clever!!

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  14. Beautiful bear! You did an awesome job with this..I love the fringe and how it gives movement..which makes me think of the bear running thru snow or the constellation glimmering in the night sky.

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  15. A stunning design of a polar bear. I especially like that the its body is included in the fringe so when the pendant wearer moves, it looks the bear moves too. I love your feather earrings too.

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  16. Oh I love fringe and your arctic bear is just perfect. Love the feathers too - what a shame your friend has his stolen but he is sure to be pleased with his new ones.

    (Sorry it took so long for me to actually get to the hop - family stuff happening.)

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