Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Inspiration for the Honey Do List: August 2017

Last 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... and we're continuing the Honey Do List for 2017!  I know that I'm not the only one who loves a good design challenge, so I'm hoping folks will continue to play along!  

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

This month I wanted to use something fresh and summery, but haven't been out to take pictures much.  I ended up at the Arboretum and discovered this beautiful dahlia being destroyed by these equally beautiful beetles.  We'll just call this one "flawed beauty".  And shortly after taking this shot, we were all ushered indoors to avoid the axe-wielding loony who was running around the grounds.  I bet you artists will come up with something cool for this one!

The reveal date will be Monday, August 28th.  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 starting on August 28th 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!


  1. Beautiful color inspiration, luv it, glad to play along.

  2. Lovely. So sorry I missed the peacock one last month!!

  3. Lovely. So sorry I missed the peacock one last month!! Those beetles eat up our rose hips, grape leaves and raspberries. I didn't know they ate dahlias too.

    1. Thanks, Mary! They've been doing a number on lots of our stuff too. The peacock link up is still open so please play along if you are inspired!

  4. Interesting as usual and the juxtaposition of distruction of the beetles and the ax wielding loony along with this beautiful flowers quite interesting

  5. Beautiful flower and beatles too.