After a long time that I haven't beaded anything new, yesterday I stayed till late at night to finish my new Saraguro bracelet.
Many thanks goes to Judith27k, for introducing this lovely technique to our beading commune a few monthes ago. Judith also designed a bracelet using the traditional stitch and pattern (mine is with some modifications), which she taught and shared with other beading-commune members. This design was also featured on the artist Louise Hill's designs blog. Thank you, Judith!
I really love to make jewelry using this technique and after I have managed to figure out how it's done, I have already made a few bracelets using it, like this version or as you can see in my Carnelian beads version, that I really love, and in the Swarovski crystals version (with some stitching modifications).
I am now thinking of a way to use the Hojas pattern to make a collar that will complement a set with this bracelet. I like the original Saraguro Hojas collar, but I want to make a collar that is more casually wearable. I hope I will be able to come up with a good design…