Monday, February 27, 2017

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

Every month, Sarajo Wentling over at SJ Designs Jewelry hosts the Honey Do List challenge--where her husband, Eric, issues her a beading challenge to use up some of her bead stash, as well as help her get out of her comfort zone. Luckily for me, she lets others play along, too! 

This month's inspiration picture is a lovely photograph of a leaf:

This is what Eric had to say about the picture:

I went minimalist on this month's photo which I took this last summer in the Japanese Gardens in Portland.  Walking up the trail to the garden proper, I spotted this single leaf sitting in a ray of sun filtered through tall trees and magnolias.  I'm dreaming of summer after too much winter here in Minnesota, so here you go!

I love the juxtaposition of green and magenta in this picture, and was thrilled to remember that I have wooden beads in both of those hues. A bit of rummaging around in my stash yielded some leaves (a clasp, a charm, and a pendant), and this necklace practically created itself:

The beads are wire-wrapped to make links, and the different sides are inverses of each other. I also used two different shades of metal (silver and gunmetal), to echo the play of light and shadow in the picture.

At some point, since I have more leaf charms, I plan on making matching earrings... We'll see when that happens, though. :)

So, there you go! That's what I made for this challenge... Be sure to swing by SJ Designs Jewelry to see what everyone else made!

As always, thank you so much, Sarajo and Eric, for continuing to let me play along. I always love seeing the inspiration pictures, and greatly enjoy digging around in my stash for the perfect beads. I'm excited to see the challenge for March. :)

Until then... Have a wonderful day, everyone!


  1. Great job on this one! I really like the reversed colors on the necklace.

  2. I love your necklace!

    Greetings, Sofie #2

  3. The colours in your necklace are so happy. It's a feel good piece to wear

  4. Wow! You really did have the perfect color beads in your stash! I love how you used the inverse colors to add interest... nice work! Thanks for playing along with us this month.

  5. A perfect combo for the challenge! Love the natural flow of the colors!


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