Every month, Sarajo Wentling over at SJ Designs Jewelry hosts the Honey Do List Challenge... It's where her husband, Eric, issues her a beading challenge with the intent that she both use up some of her bead stash and get out of her comfort zone. Luckily for me, they let other people play along to!
This month, the inspiration was fresh and green and fern-y:
Here is what Eric had to say about it:
This one is a macro shot of a fern palm from our trip to visit my dad at his place in Florida. I thought about using a pretty sunset picture but decided the green and the curl in this one just spoke to me!
I agree with Eric--the green and the curl are really inspiring. I was hoping to make a design that incorporated both of those elements... but then I happened upon the perfect Czech glass bead in my stash--and it was blue!
Undeterred, I decided to just go with it... After all, there are blue undertones in the above photo. So, here is what I made with the blue bead:
I absolutely love the fern-curl on that bead, and the way that it matches the photo perfectly. I also love the fact that I had matching blue Czech druks in my stash, too... What can I say, all of my organizing is finally paying off. :)
Design-wise, I decided to keep it pretty simple... just a mixture of chain and glass, and a little dangle reminiscent of the dewdrops seen on the fern curls. Honestly, I'm really happy with how it turned out.
Thank you for stopping by today to see what I made for this challenge! And thank you to Sarajo and Eric, as always, for letting me play along. I'm excited to see the inspiration for next month! :)
Have a wonderful day, everyone!