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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Black and White Challenge

That I am here at all is a challenge met...still no computer.  Begging, stealing, borrowing wherever I go, just to check e-mails and post occasionally on Facebook.  I am done trying to make sense again of the old and ready to buy a brand new something...Asus, HP, maybe venture over to Apple?  The timing of my computer's demise is good, though...I always like to unplug in the summer, so I have that going for me :-)  This was my only official summer blog obligation, so after this, who knows when I will be back.  Ahhh, the sweet lure of Summer...a time to tune out and check in with nature.  Kayaking, swimming, lounging, sleeping, reading...long lazy days of summer :-)

But I digress...The Black and White Challenge Hosted by Sally...Thanks for the push, Sally!
I cannot figure out how to edit on the computer I am currently borrowing so I cannot crop or rotate the photos.  C'est la Vie.  The black rows are square stitch.  The center white row is peyote.  I added the pearls and laced them all together.  I really like how this turned out!





Thanks so much for stopping by!  Here is a list of Participants...go check out their B & W goodness!


28 comments:

Marlene Cupo said...

Beading and black and white work so well together, and your bracelet certainly proves that. Great job!

Kashmira said...

Too much gorgeousness!

Sharyl said...

This is wonderful! Love the pattern on the bracelet as well as the button latch! Very creative!

LisaS said...

Very pretty! Love that bracelet ;)

steufel said...

What a cool bracelet. Love the design.

Patti Van said...

This is gorgeous Christine! I really like how it turned out, too! I hope you get your computer issues resolved...but you are correct - summer time is the best time to unplug. Enjoy!

Sally Russick said...

Christine, the bracelet is exquisite! Thank you for participating in the challenge! I swear I thought that the middle white peyote rows,were fabric or ribbon that you stitched the brick stitch to, BEAUTIFUL design!!!

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

This is so pretty, Christine... I especially love the "lacing" effect, the whole design really has a flowing fabric-like feel. Score!

Maryanne said...

Love this, Christine! I hope you can get your computer issues resolved. But, your photos look fine the way they are!

windrock studio said...

Are you kidding me? I love how this turned out! Once again, without even trying, you've gone the tribal way and that gets my heart bumping!

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love this black and white classic! Yes the timing was perfect for your computer to fail. I hope your summer is going beautifully!

kimmykats said...

Beautiful work! Love the button!!!!

Alice said...

A beautiful bracelet!! Love the button.

Shel said...

Oh Christine - I just LOVE this bracelet!! What an awesome design. I bet it feels really great to wear and I love that you have pearls in it, too - perfect!! :-) I hope you get the computer thing worked out - new ones are a challenge to adjust to sometimes. I agree with you about unplugging in the summer, wish I could unplug more than I do!!

Designed by Vera said...

Beautiful!!! Enjoy your summer!

Vera

Penny Neville said...

Very retro Christine, reminds me of the black and white movies of times gone past and the glamor of Hollywood! Very lovely!

BackstoryBeads said...

So creative - absolutely lovely, and could there be more fun than combining square stitch and peyote? But then, you definitely know how to have fun...kayaking, swimming, lounging...I want to spend summer with you!!!

KJ said...

Wow that turned out great. Love the visual texture.

Buy the Asus- I have one and I love it. Go for a laptop- you can take it with you.

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Christine,
I love your bracelet!!!! You are so creative with your pieces, you are amazing.
Therese

Liz E said...

Oh, wow, I love the three dimensionality. You took it to a new level by adding those criss cross rows of black beads that linked the pearls together. That really makes the bracelet, it was a stroke of brilliance!

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Hi Christine, Your bracelet came out wonderfully. You'd never know about the computer challenges you mentioned but I think using someone else's computer is like driving someone else's car - only worse! Plus your photos really are so good. I had real challenges with the clarity on mine for this challenge. Great job!

lynsey said...

Lovely Bracelet!!
I just bought a new Asus and I love it

Adrienne said...

I'm with you so ready to unplug, love the bracelet! I'm a bracelet girl!

Kathy Lindemer said...

What a beautiful bracelet. Well done!

AntiquityTravelers said...

oh this is just lovely! my bad connection on my phone was just not doing this justice! I absolutely love how you've combined multiple stitches and laced it together to combine one gorgeously classic look! I love seeing how you beadweave .... you are my inspiration!

LisaS said...

Hello! I enjoy stopping by your blog and am nominating you for the Liebster Award. It's completely up to you if you decide to take it and pass it on. This is just my way of saying thank you for writing a great blog!

Introverted Art said...

this is such an intricate pattern. And black and white goes with everything :)

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

So lovely and elegant! This could go with jeans OR an evening dress :)