Wednesday, October 31, 2007

November Challenge - Caught in a Net

Wondering what the Etsy BeadWeavers are up to in November? Sandy (aka Forbesfarm), the winner of the October challenge, has selected a new challenge: Caught in a Net.

When asked to choose the November challenge theme, Sandy said:
When looking at the other beader's work, it appears that many of them stick to one or two stitches. I try to use a variety of techniques when I work. I was thinking about a challenge using just one stitch. It would be new to some of the group, and perhaps not their favorite one, but it would challenge them to get out of their comfort zone. Peyote and Herringbone seem to be done to death. How about a challenge for the Net stitch with no limit on color, beads used, etc.? Personally, I have used this stitch quite a bit, but always in a flat necklace. There must be more to it than that!

We'd love to have you join us for the challenge! If you're not a member of Etsy BeadWeavers, you can click the link on the blog to join. You just need to be a seller on Etsy and love to do beadweaving to be a member. You can send a convo (via Etsy) to either me (time2cre8) or Carol Dean (SandFibers) to join the Etsy BeadWeavers Street Team.

I thought I'd save everyone some searching by posting some links to sites with information about netting stitches:

In addition to those sites, there numerous books and patterns available. Check 'em out and get started on your November challenge!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

And the winner of the October challenge is....

Forbesfarm! Sandy's Many Shades of Royalty freeform beadwoven bracelet (#2 in the mosaic shown in the previous post) was voted as the favorite amongst the 21 gorgeous entries for the October challenge.

Stay tuned for next month's challenge!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Proudly presenting the entries in October's Etsy BeadWeavers Challenge
Study in Monochrome

October EBWC smaller version

Don't fret: even larger, individual pictures are below for your careful review! :D And remember to vote for your favorite.

1. Dusty Lavender Fringe - Beadwoven Necklace
by time2cre8

2. Many Shades of Royalty -- Purple Freeform Bead Bracelet
by ForbesFarm

3. Bronze lights Bracelet
by clairecreations

4. Blue
by DantesSpirit

5. Pink Princess Bracelet and Ring Set
by Patchers7

6. Who Got The Blues Cuff Bracelet by Sooz
by BoodlersBeads

7. Dutch Spiral Bracelet
by noeasybeads

8. Anyone can whistle necklace
by enso

9. World on a String Necklace
by ambrosianbeads

10. For the love of Pink
by LauriDesigns

11. Study in Iolite
by thebeadedlily

12. Pearl Waterfall Necklace
by nardiesarttowear

13. Seismic Wave Peyote Cuff
by Tresijas

14. Fractured Orchid - Ruffly Beadwoven Necklace
by time2cre8

15. Delica Triangles Bracelet
by BeadJewelryShopGirl

16. Beadwoven Leaves and Vintage Brass Button Bracelet and Earring Set
by beadbug

17. beaded picture - Green Lady Green Mother Gaia
by LauriDesigns

18. Green Ruffles
by DantesSpirit

19. October - Freeform Bead Bracelet
by totallytwisted

20. Gold Rush Log Cabin Braid Peyote Cuff
by SandFibers

21. Shades of Silver
by maneklady

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Beadwoven Luxury

That's the title of this gorgeous treasury Susan of ClinkscalesArts put together last night. It will be up live until Thursday evening, so please go look closely and comment.

Who knows? If we get enough visits and comments, a treasury like this might actually make it to the big leagues: The Etsy Front Page!

Friday, October 12, 2007

October Challenge Theme - A Study in Monochrome

Congrats to Helena and her gorgeous winning piece for the September challenge! The winner of the challenge chooses the theme for the next month and Helena has chosen "A Study in Monochrome" as the theme for October.

Monochromatic colors are all the hues (tints and shades) of a single color. As a result, the energy is more subtle and peaceful due to a lack of color contrast.

EBWC for a sneak peak at the entries for our October challenge! To see all of the other fabulous pieces being created by the Beadweavers team, search EBW.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Step By Step Beads is a bead jewelry-making magazine from Interweave Press, in publication since Spring 2003. The magazine is published bi-monthly and features 12-20 bead jewelry projects per issue.

The November/December issue of the magazine will hit newsstands on October 9, and two members of the Etsy BeadWeavers group are featured in the magazine!

Beverly Herman, aka noeasybeads, has an article on Page 22 for an even-count peyote stitch bracelet called Bumps in the Road.

Regina X. Jiron, aka BeadJewelryShopgirl, has an article on Page 48 for a Sophisticated Squares Embellished square stitch bracelet.

Congratulations, Bev and Regina!