Monday, May 23, 2016

Sarajo Wentling May challenge honey do list

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 outThis  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's challenge was going to be some kind of spring flower action, but I was lucky enough to take a class on raptor photography at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum this past weekend and found a new muse!  This is Samantha the white morph great horned owl sitting in a flowering crab apple tree.  Our photogenic raptors were brought out by the Minnesota Raptor Center who rescue injured birds and release those who can survive back into the wilds, while keeping the birds like Sam (who has a broken wing) for demonstrations and education opportunities.  So, this month take inspiration from the bird itself, the colors, whatever strikes your fancy!
I chose the theme of butterflies as I have seen so many in our  yard

'Harbinger of Spring'
Ceramic butterfly by MenagerieStudio
prehnite nuggets and vintaj compontents
go to the blog to see more

Thursday, May 19, 2016

May we're all ears

I chose this for my inspiration
the theme is tea party

from Erin
Be inspired by china patterns, the shape of teapots, the flavors of tea, the colors of tea stains, the messages of wisdom on the tags, a romantic table setting, petit fours, silver spoons and lace. Pick out what inspires you from these pictures, or find your own!

ceramic drops from Schorched Earth
tiny spacers from the spacerbeadshop
vintaj french earwires

Friday, April 15, 2016

We're All ears April

 My  inspiration

'Irish Lass'
Enameled drops by Blue Healer
tiny Czech beads
Vintaj earwiers

Monday, March 21, 2016

March ABS Challenge

 our inspiation

' Azure garden'
focal from Captured Moments
pale blue spacers from my stash
dark spacers from Rob Johnson
Vintaj chain and components

Saturday, March 19, 2016

SJ Designs Jewelry Challenge

From Sara jo

Welcome to March!  I don't know how you're feeling, but this new year is already flying by for me!  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.

Eric and I were so inspired by the response to last month's Honey Do List challenge that we decided to do a blog post to announce the inspiration for the March challenge in hopes of getting folks excited about playing along!  Once again, Eric has offered up some of his photography as a jumping off place.

our inspiration
I chose to go the Monochrome route

'Monochrome' bracelet
beaded beads from
polymer beads from too Aquarius
old buttons and Vintaj components
go to the blog on march 21

Thursday, March 17, 2016

we're All ears March

My inspiration

'Aqua Pool'
Copper Embossed components by Metapolies
tiny beads from Southpass beads
Vintaj components

Go to Earrings every day on March 18 to see more.

Friday, January 15, 2016

we're all ears January

our  inspiration

Lizard daggers from scorched earth
beads from my stash

'Blue on Blue'
daggers from scorched Earth
glass beads from my stash
beads from Graceful Willow