Here's what Eric had to say about this month's challenge:
I've finally been going through some of last summer's photos, getting a welcome burst of color in these white-washed snowy months. I discovered this shot of a flower (no idea what kind it is) and really liked the greens and earth tones in it. I figured Sarajo would surely have something in this color palette in her giant dragon's hoard of beads!
I knew exactly which bead I would use as soon as I opened the files that Eric sent me. There was no question in my mind at all that it had to be a large green and orange flower pendant that I bought from Tracee Dock of The Classic Bead. This was one of my early purchases from Tracee that I made when we met her on a trip to Kansas City.
|Starting to pull things together!|
I started my design with the wire wrapped side. For some reason, that big luster green English cut glass bead just wanted to be on it's own instead of strung with other beads. I built it out from there adding in carnelian rounds and some bright tangerine Czech glass to bring out the bright center of the flower pendant. The large carnelian faceted rondelles that I pulled had to be strung due to a small hole size, so I played around with different combinations and patterns until I found something that pleased me. There's no doubt that the finished product is a serious statement piece!
On a whim I shared the challenge in a couple of Facebook Groups for jewelry makers. I was thrilled to discover that other folks were excited by the challenge and wanted to play along with me! Stop by and see what everyone else was inspired to make for this month's Honey Do List challenge!
Terry Jeanette Carter
Jeanne Marie Steck
Sarajo Wentling - You are here
I don't know if people will always be interested in joining in the Honey Do List challenge, but next month's just might get creative juices going! (Eric has given me a sneak peek at his March challenge.) Check back here on March 1st to find out what he has in store for me and to see if you want to play along next time!