Friday, April 1, 2016

April 2016 Inspiration for the 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 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!

Eric's two biggest interests are beer and photography (you can see what he's up to over on his blog HERE).  He's given us photography challenges twice now... so this month it's time to bring beer into the mix!  Sound crazy to you?  Read on and see what I mean!

Here's what Eric has to say about this month's challenge and some examples to get your creative juices going:

This month we're doing the Beer Challenge!  I'm a huge fan of craft beer and the recent boom of great beers has led to a lot of fantastic label art.  Your challenge (should you choose to accept it) is to take label art as an inspiration for jewelry.  I've posted a couple of examples of cool bottle art as well as corresponding art beads.  You can use these particular examples or use your own beer, wine, or even soda labels as a starting point.  Good luck!

Art Beads from left to right:  Kylie Parry, Golem Design Studio, Gaea, Unknown, Unknown, Staci Louise Smith

I hope that this unique challenge sparks your interest and you play along with me this month!  You may be taking a look at beverage containers in a whole new light!

The reveal date will be Monday, April 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 April 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!

14 comments:

  1. I love that your creative hubby throws down this challenge! And it couldn't be more perfect than to include the craft brews that I know he loves! Great choices from your beading table as well. Always intriguing to see what you are up to! Enjoy the day! Erin

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  2. Fun idea! I love those labels and your art beads. I recognize Golem and us that Kylie Parry?
    I might have to search out some local NC breweries for labels.

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    1. The Wicked Weed beer is from Asheville... one of our favorite breweries (if not THE favorite) of the trip! I should go back and add a caption for the art beads in the pictures... so, left to right: Kylie Parry, Golem Studios, Gaea, unknown, unknown, Staci Louise Smith.

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  3. What a fun idea! While I'm not a beer fan...I do love the graphics on those cans! Ready made inspiration, I'd say!

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  4. I am also in!!! I need to get my post done from last month too. I know exactly which one I am going to choose!!!!

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  5. looks like a fun challenge I'm in!

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  6. I'm so happy that folks are excited about this one! I can't wait to see what folks dream/drink up! :)

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  7. I love these challenges your husband comes up with! I'm going to try to participate in this one. There are lots of local beers around here with fun names; they must have good art to go with them! Time to investigate.

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    1. Thanks, Ann! I hope you can play with us!

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  8. Not a beer fan, but love the color inspiration of the labels.

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    1. Never fear, Gloria... you could choose a wine lable or pop can... whatever you can dream up! I'm making something based on a mead label too!

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  9. Talk about inspiration being everywhere! This is a great, fun idea. Can't wait to see the finals.
    Leona

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