This month's challenge was all about moving away from colorful designs, instead finding the beauty in black and white:
|Not my picture!|
Originally from SJ Design Jewelry.
Now, I had so many grand plans about what I wanted to make based on this inspiration--focusing on textures instead of colors, playing around with a limited palette...
Sadly, though, time got away from me and my plans fell apart.
But! I did make something--a pair of earrings and a necklace--and I figured it would be fun to share.
These are the earrings! They show a little bit of the original direction I was hoping to go. I made the paper beads, which I then paired with vintage Japanese acrylic pearls and lava rock. The focus was on the juxtaposition of the different textures: the smooth pearls, the pitted lava, the striated paper beads.
Now for the necklace.
My original design was more elaborate... A large focal, multiple strands, possibly a tassel. But, in the end, simplicity and lack of time won out, and this is what I made:
Again, I used the paper beads, the lava rock, and the vintage Japanese acrylic.
Honestly, it is very pretty in its simplicity... Not everything has to be a bit statement piece, after all. Just like the color palette, it is understated and still lovely.
So, there you go... That's what I made for this challenge. Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to stop by SJ Designs Jewelry blog to see what she made for this challenge!
Happy Monday, everyone!