A Time to Stitch 6 – Reveal!

It’s time, you guys! It’s finally time for the reveal in my first ever blog hop!

You may remember a post from October where I announced my participation in this event. (I also wrote about this really cool Wonder Woman bracelet I made, so go check it out and then hurry back here and finish this post!)

The point of this challenge was to use a graph or chart to make a stitched piece. I decided to do Peyote stitch AND to make the chart myself. This was the result!



I decided to make a city-scape! I used a variety of matte Delicass to make a sunset background and matte black Delicas for the building silhouettes. For the lights in the buildings, however, I used a silver-lined yellow Delica. The silver-lining really stands out among all the other matte beads, so they almost look like they’re really lit up!

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I am really pleased with how this turned out. I used a gold-plated slide clasp, which keeps the cuff smooth and easy to wear. (I like wide clasps with wide bracelets.) I think the buildings turned out well too. I tried really hard to make them evenly spaced without being too symmetrical. Same thing with the building lights – it was really hard to make them look random, but still kinda even, (if that makes sense).

As far as the graph goes, I kinda failed to get my design in one place. I’ve got segments in a couple different spots on a couple different pages of graph paper. This happened partially because the graph paper wasn’t long enough for the whole design, but also because I get overly excited and disorganized when colored pencils are involved.

(I got the graph paper here)

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So, I wasn’t exactly organized, but I DID create my own peyote cuff chart and then I DID successfully create the bracelet. Therefore, I will call this a triumph and thank Therese Christine profusely for hosting this challenge!

Now, be sure to stop by everyone else’s blogs to see what they made!

1-Therese Frank  (Host)

2-Christine Altmiller  (Host)

3-Cynthia Machata

4-Samantha Wescott (You are Here!)

5-Karin Slaton


7-Dagi (Kokopelli)



10-Karin G.

11-Becky Pancake

12-Ana Cravidao


14-Debbie (Kepi)

15-Nelly May


17-Sally Russick




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23 Responses to A Time to Stitch 6 – Reveal!

  1. Alenka says:

    Hi Samantha, your cuff is beautiful and congratulation for designing it by yourself!


  2. Amy says:

    I love how this came out!! What a cool city-scape! Thank you for showing your process too, which is sometimes my favorite part of creating!


  3. Karin says:

    That’s a great cuff, I never designed any myself and I feel I should try.


    • samwescott says:

      It’s really fun! I included a link in the post to Fire Mountain’s blank pattern templates, if you decided to give it a try. They’re got one for almost every stitch! :D


  4. Maryanne says:

    Beautiful cuff and so cool that you created the pattern yourself!


  5. Hi Samantha, Marvelous job on your cuff. Kudos to you for creating the pattern yourself. That is quite an accomplishment.


  6. Great job, love the pattern you created. I love the city scape and you captured all the aspects so well. Very very pretty cuff!


  7. holy moly beautiful beadwork, and you designed the pattern too! outstanding! I really love this and the variation in color does perfectly look like twilight against the city! you should write this pattern up – I bet plenty of people would love to try this one!


    • samwescott says:

      I’m definitely thinking about it! Thanks for the kind comments as well! Your blog is one of the ones I follow closely and that inspired me to start my own blog – so this is REALLY cool.


  8. Christine says:

    Samantha~the work you put into this piece was well worth it! Wow! The skyline at sunset and the lights turning on are such a gorgeous contrast to the dark buildings. Wonderful piece! Thanks for making us your First Hop :-)


  9. Therese says:

    Hi Samantha,
    Thank you for participating in your first round of ATTS challenge and I hope that you will be back for round 7. I love your bracelet and the beads that you used for the windows really do look like they are lit up. I do not know that I would have been as patient as you to do a design on graph paper, but I sure am blown away with your city scape bracelet, it is beautiful.


  10. Hi Samantha! I also think you should very pleased with your bracelet and with the challenge. It’s fun to look into your process: the design, the choice of colours, the graph and the choice of the clasp. Great job.


  11. Karin says:

    Wonderful work from start to finish! What a great mix of colors and finishes – modern, bold and chic all at once! I would guess that the colors change as the light hits it from different angles. This will really call attention to your wrist when you wear it!


  12. beadingpaula says:

    What an awesome job you did – first challenge or fiftieth! And hats off for creating your own pattern and bringing it to fruition. It looks so warm and inviting. I hope to see more of your design creations in the future!


  13. Wendy says:

    definitely a success! The finished bracelet is so cool, i love the sunset background


  14. Sally says:

    WOW!!! I was just at Cynthia’s blog commenting on how I marvel at designers that create their own patterns, you DID a fantastic job!! Wow!!!! The bracelet is GORGEOUS!! The building silhouette against the twilight sky is wonderful!!!


  15. Carol Briody says:

    When I look at your bracelet ‘city sky-line’, I feel like I am actually there, gazing at a warm glowing summer sky at sunset. It’s beautiful and reminds me of many nice evenings! Definitely a beauty.


  16. Nelly May says:

    Oh I love it love it love it! Your design is beautiful and the finished piece is perfect!

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


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