Friday, May 27, 2016

MAY ABS challenge

our inspiration

'Island Breeze' bracelet
all vintage beads, heart charm from Bo Hulley
  vintaj components

Monday, May 23, 2016

Sarajo Wentling May challenge honey do list

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 outThis  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's challenge was going to be some kind of spring flower action, but I was lucky enough to take a class on raptor photography at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum this past weekend and found a new muse!  This is Samantha the white morph great horned owl sitting in a flowering crab apple tree.  Our photogenic raptors were brought out by the Minnesota Raptor Center who rescue injured birds and release those who can survive back into the wilds, while keeping the birds like Sam (who has a broken wing) for demonstrations and education opportunities.  So, this month take inspiration from the bird itself, the colors, whatever strikes your fancy!
I chose the theme of butterflies as I have seen so many in our  yard

'Harbinger of Spring'
Ceramic butterfly by MenagerieStudio
prehnite nuggets and vintaj compontents
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Thursday, May 19, 2016

May we're all ears

I chose this for my inspiration
the theme is tea party

from Erin
Be inspired by china patterns, the shape of teapots, the flavors of tea, the colors of tea stains, the messages of wisdom on the tags, a romantic table setting, petit fours, silver spoons and lace. Pick out what inspires you from these pictures, or find your own!

ceramic drops from Schorched Earth
tiny spacers from the spacerbeadshop
vintaj french earwires