Monday, August 1, 2016

August 2016 Inspiration for the Honey Do List

Welcome to August!  (Seriously, where is the time going??)  It's been a busy summer with no signs of life calming down anytime soon... maybe October.  No matter how much I wish these summer days would slow down, time just keeps marching on and that means it's time for the newest Honey Do List challenge!

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!  

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

This month I chose a picture from our recent trip out to Ligonier, PA for the Allegory Gallery's Creative Camp.  Andrew Thornton directed us out to a nearby bog where the carnivorous plants were in full bloom.  An entire field of these pitcher plants and much smaller sundews stretched around us--beauty and savagery all wrapped up in one tiny leafy package.  The strange shape, as well as the striated deep red patterns against green really jumped out at me and I wanted to see what a bunch of jewelry designers could pull off with this inspiration!

The reveal date will be Monday, August 29th.  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 August 29th 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  The more the merrier, so I hope you'll play along with me this month!

I can't wait to see what everyone makes this time!


  1. I'm going on vacation this month, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to play along. I really like the picture, though, so we'll have to see! Thanks for always posting such interesting challenges. :)

  2. Really cool inspiration I would have loved to see this in person! They look like an organ fromour body - sort of.

  3. Love the picture....I have several challenges this month, but maybe next month....though LOVE the colors in the picture

  4. This is really challenging! They look like seahorses to me but I will probably stick to the color scheme, if I manage to participate.

  5. Love the photograph - can't wait to see what you make!