This marks the third year that my husband Eric has been giving me a design challenge each month to get me out of my comfort zone and to help clear out my bead stash... it's the Honey Do List 2018! 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 with us!
Here's this month's inspiration and what Eric had to say about it:
Sj and I took a whistle-stop tour of the Denver/Boulder area this spring and visited the Garden Of The Gods while there. I loved the textures and variance of the types of stone in the area and thought it would be fun to use one of these shots for this month's challenge. And go!
I have to admit that I wasn't immediately inspired in the jewelry department by this photo. (Sorry, Sweetie!!) But after mulling it over for a while, I thought that it made sense to make the rock the star this month. I went to my stash of gemstone pairs to see if any of them might work... and, voila, I found just what I needed to get my design process rolling!
Two pairs of Owyhee Jasper teardrops that Eric picked out for me at Bead & Button two years ago made their way onto my bead board. I ended up doing pretty much the same messy wire wrapping with both pairs but just using different seed bead mixes as embellishments. I'm pretty happy with the result and I'm wishing we had of grabbed more of this shape. Next time!
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