A Time to Stitch 8 – Challenge Reveal!

It’s that time again!

Christine and Therese have issued another blog hop challenge!

I signed up on a whim, despite having never made a bag or purse of any sort before. For some crazy reason, I though single-drop peyote would be the best stitch for this project, so I have only finished the pouch portion at this stage.


It is big enough to hold a few credit cards, an ID, and a few folded up bills.



I plan to add a flap of some sort to the top, with some sort of fastener to keep your goodies safe. And then I’ll need to add straps. I’m thinking about just stitching on some D-Rings to the sides, so that I can trade out straps between leather purse straps or something beaded or a chain. I haven’t quite made up my mind yet.

The colors were inspired by these gorgeous pieces I got from Petra Carpreau of Scorched Earth on Etsy. They were actually all freebies from various orders I have placed with her and apparently, she has guessed my taste perfectly.


I haven’t quite decided on placement. I know I want the button somewhere on the flap, but the dangles might hang off of the flap or off the bottom of the purse. They’re ceramic, so luckily they’re really lightweight, since this purse is already really heavy.

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So, it isn’t finished, but I have been working really hard on this thing and I am very proud of it. I love the colors and the design (especially how those chevrons turned out!).


I will definitely post an update with pictures when I finish the darned thing. In the mean time, check out what everyone else has made!









Karin S








Samantha – You are here!




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23 Responses to A Time to Stitch 8 – Challenge Reveal!

  1. this pattern is stunning, and so something I would love to bead! I love the colors, the rhythm and the native feel to it. it is perfect in every way. Cant wait to see how you finish it!


  2. Therese says:

    Hi Samantha,
    I am loving your bag so far it is beautiful with all the earthy colors. The ceramic charms will look great on the bag. I like your idea of making interchangeable neck straps. Looking forward to seeing the finished bag. Thank you for joining in on this round of ATTS challenge and I hope that you will join us for the next ATTS challenge.


  3. Christine says:

    Wow!!! Single drop in a pattern this intricate ~ you are a brave beader!!! I love this bag! It will be gorgeous when it is done, no matter what you decide for the strap and for the placement of the ceramics. People are going to want to touch this all the time!!! Thanks for being a part of this. You are such a strong beader.


  4. Ana Beads says:

    This is a gorgeous amulet bag. I love the pattern and the colours too. I had no idea it would be heavy. I have made one amulet bag myself just with beads and it’s no heavy at all. The ceramic beads are the right complement to the bag. It will look fabulous when you finish it.
    Happy beading.


  5. Hi Samantha. Your bag sounds wonderful. I like the idea of interchangeable straps. The pics you posted would not load on my computer. I wish I could see it.


  6. Ok sorry I got the pics to load now. You purse is beautiful. Good job.


  7. Beautiful bag and the embellishments are going to be a perfect addition, looking forward to seeing this beauty finished!


  8. Alicia says:

    Gorgeous bag! I love both your design and your colour palette – beautiful. The beads that inspired it are perfect for the bag; lovely work.


  9. Karin says:

    Single-drop peyote was the first stitch I learned, and it’s still my favorite. Love the patterns and the shaping you’ve created with it in this design. One-of-a-kind gorgeous. You MUST show it again when it is finished!


    • samwescott says:

      I think what I love about Peyote is that the stitch is structured, but allows for free form designing. You can “draw” whatever you want with Peyote. But it isn’t quite as freeform as bead embroidery, which completely intimidates me.

      I will definitely post finished pictures! :D


  10. Jenny says:

    Hi Samantha – nice to “see” you again! I adore peyote stitch! Wish I had dome mine in rounds – yours looks nice and flexible. Petra’s beads are perfection with your palette!


  11. Bobbie says:

    This is really lovely – and I completely get how time consuming the peyote can be to create something that size. The pattern is lovely, the colors are stunning, and it will be really interesting to see how it looks when you get the flap and straps added on. Those ceramic beads will be the perfect touch!


  12. So so lovely and perfect with the inspiration beads. Looking forward to seeing it finished.


  13. Paula says:

    Wow – that is a really challenging design and it works so well with the colors, especially accented by the ceramic beads you will add. It has such an organic feel. Really special!


  14. Liz says:

    It was worth the time you put in, it has a great feel. It indeed has a rhythm to it. Gorgeous colors. I can’t wait to see it all done :-)


  15. LoriF says:

    And so you should be really proud of it! Your bag is beautiful! Love your closures and I really like your idea of using D rings as connectors for a chain….just might have to steal that one! Thanks as well for the discount on patterns…I purchased a Lunasoft pendant pattern and am excited to get the cabs I just ordered and get a start on it in the New Year.


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