This year, my husband Eric has decided to issue me a design challenge each month to get me out of my comfort zone and to help clear out my bead stash... we're calling it the Honey Do List. I know that I'm not the only one who loves a good design challenge, so I'm inviting folks to play along!
Here is this month's inspiration and what Eric had to say about it
: This month I chose a picture from our recent trip out to Ligonier, PA for the Allegory Gallery's Creative Camp. Andrew Thornton directed us out to a nearby bog where the carnivorous plants were in full bloom. An entire field of these pitcher plants and much smaller sundews stretched around us--beauty and savagery all wrapped up in one tiny leafy package. The strange shape, as well as the striated deep red patterns against green really jumped out at me and I wanted to see what a bunch of jewelry designers could pull off with this inspiration.
Polymer drops from Heather Powers
tiny spacers from grubbi
torched sticks from Shimmer beads Design
Spacers by Marshall Jodie
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On the 29th
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Autumn is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower.
Here is this month's inspiration and what Eric had to say about it:
I'm a huge fan of the beauty to be found in nature, especially that hidden within the depths of the earth. The random patterns of these stone pendants are a work of art unto themselves--some abstract, others more defined. The challenge this month is to incorporate such a patterned natural stone into your jewelry!
The reveal date will be Monday, July 25th. To make it super easy for you to participate and share your creations, I'll set up an Inlinkz link up so folks can add their blogs as they are ready. Just stop by my blog on July 25th and join the fun! I'll leave the link up open for a while... so you have plenty of time to add your links. (Last month's is still open... check it out HERE.) No blog? No worries! Feel free to send me a picture of your creation and some brief comments and I'll happily share in my blog post. You can reach me at email@example.com The more the merrier, so I hope you'll play along with me this month!
'Lima-Rita' three vintage beads Three Czech beads four spacers from elizabeth Smiles three wasabi beads four druck beads Brass chain and clasp Go Here to see more http://sjdesignsjewelry.blogspot.com/2016/07/july-2016-inspiration-for-honey-do-list.html thanks for stopping by Have a great summer Live Love BEAD
I should of had called them cheaters since all I had to do was put earring wires on them.
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“Rest is not idleness, and to lie
sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur
of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a
waste of time.” John Lubbock
1. Goal - Have fun! Try something different! Be inspired by any of the myriad aspects of summer! Make something that fits within this theme. This can be an artist bead, a component, or a finished piece of jewelry. There is no give away this month but you are free to use any artist bead/component in your design.
I just love HeatherMillican'sbeads from her shop at swoondimples on etsy