Tuesday, September 27, 2016

SEPTEMBER SJHONEYDO CHALLENGE

our inspiration


'the big Island'
 wood ebony flower bead
orange ceramic beads
copper clasp
white oval  bead
 polymer  blue beads
vintaj chain







Thursday, September 15, 2016

September We'r all ears

   our inspiration is sky scrapers
I chose this  for my inspiration

'Skyline'
house beads from Lindsay Drake
See more at the earringseverydayblog
on the16th





Friday, August 26, 2016

August SJ DESIGNS JEWELRY

our inspiation
from Sara jo
                   

This year, my husband Eric has decided to issue me a design challenge each month to get me out of my comfort zone and to help clear out my bead stash... we're calling it the Honey Do List.  I know that I'm not the only one who loves a good design challenge, so I'm inviting folks to play along!  

Here is this month's inspiration and what Eric had to say about it

:  This month I chose a picture from our recent trip out to Ligonier, PA for the Allegory Gallery's Creative Camp.  Andrew Thornton directed us out to a nearby bog where the carnivorous plants were in full bloom.  An entire field of these pitcher plants and much smaller sundews stretched around us--beauty and savagery all wrapped up in one tiny leafy package.  The strange shape, as well as the striated deep red patterns against green really jumped out at me and I wanted to see what a bunch of jewelry designers could pull off with this inspiration.
'Autumn'
Polymer drops from Heather Powers
tiny spacers from grubbi



'Grand Canyon'
torched sticks from Shimmer beads Design
Spacers by Marshall Jodie





to see more go to the SJ DESIGNS JEWELRY blog
On the 29th



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Autumn is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower.


















Friday, August 19, 2016

August We're all Ears Camp Fire

My Inspiration

'Midnight Campfire'
Vintaj Blanks
Painted with Ranger Patina


To see more go to the Earrings Every Day Blog 





Friday, July 29, 2016

Day 16 of short earrings

I love making long earrings
but the shop that carries my jewelry
wants me to make more short earrings
so I will keep making them until I run out of ideas
'Copper mountain'
drops from Happyfish things
Vintaj components


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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

AJE JULY CHALLENGE

I did not win the giveaway so I got one on THEA ELEMENTS etsy shop so I could play along


'ocean fossil'
spacer beads from Sue beads



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To see more go to the AJE blog onJuly 30




Monday, July 25, 2016

SJ Design jewelryJuly honey do list






Here is this month's inspiration and what Eric had to say about it: 

I'm a huge fan of the beauty to be found in nature, especially that hidden within the depths of the earth.  The random patterns of these stone pendants are a work of art unto themselves--some abstract, others more defined.  The challenge this month is to incorporate such a patterned natural stone into your jewelry!

The reveal date will be Monday, July 25th.  To make it super easy for you to participate and share your creations, I'll set up an Inlinkz link up so folks can add their blogs as they are ready.  Just stop by my blog on July 25th and join the fun!  I'll leave the link up open for a while... so you have plenty of time to add your links.  (Last month's is still open... check it out HERE.)  No blog?  No worries!  Feel free to send me a picture of your creation and some brief comments and I'll happily share in my blog post.  You can reach me at sjdesignsjewelry@gmail.com  The more the merrier, so I hope you'll play along with me this month!


'Lima-Rita'
three  vintage beads

Three Czech beads

four spacers from   elizabeth Smiles


three wasabi beads

four druck beads

Brass chain and clasp

Go Here to see more

  http://sjdesignsjewelry.blogspot.com/2016/07/july-2016-inspiration-for-honey-do-list.html


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Have a great summer

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Love 
 BEAD