Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Reveal - SJ Designs Jewelry Honey Do List May Design Challenge!

Yep, here I am... late posting this reveal. Oops!

In my defense, I had the pieces done, all of the pictures taken and edited--I just couldn't focus enough to write the entry. My apologies... Although, I figure that I've been on top of posting everything else up until this point--missing a day or two isn't the end of the world. (And I technically need to write today's Pretty Palettes reveal, too... Heh.) 


This month's Honey Do List challenge over at SJ Designs Jewelry was all using this picture as inspiration: 

Not my photo!
From SJ Designs Jewelry

...and I really, really like that picture. 

I am quite fond of owls in general--and I love the colors and composition of this photo. That's why I decided to draw inspiration from the photo as a whole... the yellow-eyed owl amongst green and burgundy-purple and brown. 

And so, this is what I made:

Yep. I gave in and made a tassel necklace. It was the first idea that I had upon seeing the owl picture. While making the necklace, everything just came together, and I figured, why fight it?

The materials range from wood to shell, ceramic to glass... I went with goldtone findings to match the yellow of the owl's eyes. (I was so happy to find a ceramic yellow-eyed owl to use as a focal!)

Now try as I may, I couldn't find quite the right color to match the purple-red flowers, but I think the shell and carved magenta wood I used still manage to capture the feeling of the picture.

Oh, and I made matching earrings, too. :)

So, there you go! Thank you so much, Sarajo and Eric over at SJ Designs Jewelry, for letting us play along with your monthly challenge! I know that I was late in posting this, but I really had a wonderful time creating something based on your lovely photo. 

...And now I need to go get coffee, if I'm going to get anything else done today. Heh.

Have a wonderful day, everyone! I'm off to be productive!


  1. You aren't really late... that's why I leave it open for awhile! :) What a fun set you came up with the cutest little owl! I don't know why you'd want to fight it when an idea springs fully formed into your head. I had a hard time finding the beads that I had in my head for the red flowers... so that design is still just in my brain for now. Thanks for playing along with us again! Check back the first of the month to see what Eric has in store for us next.

    1. Heehee... The only reason that I thought of fighting it was just that I seem to make everything with tassels nowadays! Still, like you said, when an idea springs fully formed into your head, it's best to go with it! Thanks again for such a happy inspiration picture... I look forward to seeing the challenge for next month! :)

  2. Love your tassel style! They are popular for a reason! My favorite part of your necklace is the reddish carved wood. It really reminds me of the flowers. Beautiful work!

  3. Now this is a statement piece! I love the use of the color palate as well as the cute owl focal. Great job this month!

  4. Tassels away!!! This is ariot of colors and visual enjoyment!


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