Thursday, 5 January 2012

T A S T BEAD MANDALA 1 .

Hello, today is my first post on the T A S T challenge. Sharron Boggan from  http://www.pintangle.com/ is running a 'year' challenge. Each week she will give one stitch to learn / play with and see what lovely creations people come up with !




I have decided to do a series of Bead Mandalas incorporating each stitch........by the end of the year, I should have 52 bead mandalas which I would present in the form of a wall hanging ! The first weeks stitch is 'FLY' STITCH...............This is my Mandala no.1
I had no particular design in mind, I just started from the middle and worked out from there ! The Mandala is not a perfect circle, but because I have done the whole thing freehand, I did not expect it to be perfect !
I am more than pleased at how this mandala has turned out and so look forward to making my next one.......
I have a link on my sidebar if any of you would like to join in.....There are over 500 people taking part and alot of them are NEW stitchers, so this is a fantastic resource for learning embroidery and its FREE !!!
If you go over to T A S T you can see what other people have done! Thank you for stopping by my blog, it means so much to me...........I shall post every week now with a new creation......have a great week !!!!!!!

28 comments:

  1. WOW WOW WOW....Chris this is absolutely fantastic...so many different and beautiful beads your stitching is so neat....wonderful piece of art you must be so pleased with the end result, I could never do anything like this....you are a truly talented lady....

    hugs Anne xx

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  2. This is so intrinsic Chris~ You are totally gifted like I mentioned in doing this type of projects.... This is so super gorgeous, and all that detailing going on with all the different types of beads, I would never have the patience in doing anything like this....Awesome!!!!!
    Way to start of your New Year!

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  3. Well Chris, I can certainly see that you are talented in this creativity and why you chose it!!
    It is absolutely gorgeous! Such a great color balance and skill - just wow!

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  4. This is soooooooooooo nice! Anna Kousi from StitchinFingers

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  5. This is a most wonderful sample -you can't have made it in two days ... or you worked over night LOL

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  6. And this was done freehand! Hats off to you Chris this is wonderful work. XX

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  7. Chris your piece is amazing, and it's just the first stitch. Great job combinging all the beads and threads.

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  8. Oh Chris, this is beautiful. What an inventive way to highlight your weekly stitches. Will look forward to seeing next week's mandala.

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  9. WOW!! Stunning! Congrats on your beautiful mandala!!

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  10. You did a beautiful job, on both the fly stitch and the mandala :) excellent job!

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  11. Ella, this is beautiful! Thanks for the link...I've been looking around at some books and this will give me information without spending money! I'm so excited to go look around!

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  12. You has a great article. I'm very interesting to stopping here and leaves you a comment. Good work.
    Lets keep writing and sharing to us and other.

    Nb: Dont forget to leave your comment back for us.

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  13. I love your mandela. I've only made one, which I learned in a workshop with Nancy Eha this summer, but I have put together a 9 block miniature crazy quilt as my sampler and had thought about putting a mandela in the middle block. Now I'm sure about it.

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  14. Hi Chris! Your stitching & beadwork are absolutely beautiful!
    I found you on the Outlawz & have become your newest follower. I would love for you to visit my blog Sharrahug’s Sweet Blessings btw…..If you’re already following my blog……thank you so much!
    Have a wonderfully blessed day!
    Huggies ~
    Sharron♥

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  15. dropped in...love your idea! I will be following along to see more of your amazing work!

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  16. O this is wonderful- I love Mandalas and I can just think how beautiful 52 of them will be!

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  17. I love the idea! Can't wait to see your completed wall hanging...will need a large wall :-) Great creativity!

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  18. Such a beautiful piece! I like the fact that you have done it freehand. It will be enjoyable to see what you do each week.

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  19. Hi there Christ this is really lovely think freehand is great, very liberating and flowing well done! thanks for sharing; and yes should get my needle and thread out and do so - nah! too hot over here for that! (22C at night now now!! want some of our warmth?) love and blessings for 2012, from Shaz in oz.x

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  20. This is a beautiful piece.

    FlowerLady

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  21. How very beautiful this is Chris... I can tell you enjoyed making it and will be popping over each week to watch your 'collection' grow! Excellent work Chris ... love Eileen xx

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  22. Absolutely beautiful! I'm looking forward to a wonderful year of TASTing together!

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  23. Beautiful! I really like your mix of floss and beads. And the stitch mix is so pretty.

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