Monday, June 27, 2016

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

Up until this morning, it looked like I wasn't going to be able to participate in this month's Honey Do List challenge (that's the monthly challenge Eric Wentling has been giving his wife Sarajo over at SJ Designs Jewelry, in case you didn't know).

And why was I going to sit this one out? Well, it's been quite the busy month for me, and I hadn't had a chance to sit down at my beading table for the last week and a half. (That's a long time for me to go without a creative outlet! Oi.)

Still, this morning I had a few moments to put something together... And, ta-da! I get a chance to be a part of this reveal. Hurray!

So! Without further ado, here is the inspiration picture for this month's Honey Do List:

Not my photo!
Taken by Eric Wentling, and posted on the SJ Designs Jewelry blog.

Isn't that a beautiful picture? I love the way he captured the reflection in the water, and the koi that was swimming by. Just lovely!

And from that beautiful, artistic photograph... I made a whimsical (i.e. rather silly) pair of earrings:

...Yep. The noble koi and majestic fern of the photograph have been reduced to ceramic fishies with acrylic leaves.

And I know that they aren't even fern leaves, but that's okay. They're still a nice size to balance out the fish--and light enough so that this pair of earrings is actually quite comfortable to wear.

(Oh, and I just realized that they actually look a bit like lily pads. Heh. I suppose that works, too.) 

...Honestly, while I doubt these earrings will win any grand awards, they make me happy. Those fishie beads just make me smile!

So, there you go! Please feel free to stop by SJ Designs Jewelry to see the beautiful things that Sarajo made... Lovely things, much more refined and artisanal than my whimsical little fishes. Still, I am very pleased that I was able to participate in this month's challenge--thanks, as always, to Sarajo and Eric for letting me play along!

...And thank you so much for stopping by! I hope everyone has a wonderful day!


  1. so cute. i love the darling fishes and the green charms.

  2. adorable! i am so glad you gave a last effort and played along!! I love when jewelry makes the wearer smile! :-)

  3. Your earrings are absolutely adorable! I love them! And that's what I love about design challenges... you can take them in so many different directions. Thanks so much for playing along with us this month... I'm glad you were able to sneak it in at the final hour! Check back on Monday, July 4th to see what Eric has in store for us next.

  4. Hey, cute is good! I think they turned out great!


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