For the December Theme of the Month over on the Art Elements blog Claire Fabian chose "White" to inspire us. She shared some truly lovely inspiration photos over on the blog HERE that I encourage you to check out. I honestly have less white beads in my stash than probably any other color making me initially thing that this might be a BIG challenge for me. (And, yes, rules lawyers, I know that white is technically not a color, but explaining that makes my head pound.)
Not surprisingly, since I live in MinneSnowta, I chose to focus my creative energies on the idea of snow flakes this month. It also doesn't hurt that tis the season for selling snowy creations! :) I happened to already have a pair of copper clay charms by Kristi Bowman sitting on the corner of my bead mat waiting for attention when this month's theme was announced... serendipity!! I made little links with copper wire that I had antiqued and lovely matte star cut crystal quartz and some plated hematite for a little flash. I love how this pair turned out and it's going to be difficult to part with them!
As I mentioned in my recent post for We're All Ears, I've been doing tons of saltwater Christmas ornaments and playing with the leftovers. Some of them had snowflakes on them... perfect for the white/snow theme I was already working on. The snowflake is the star of this tiered necklace which mixes the etched copper circles, brass chain and findings, and a small Swarovski crystal bicone.
I made a few different pairs of etched copper earrings featuring snowflakes as well. I kind of felt like I just couldn't stop myself!
Not a new creation, but on the same day that I saw the theme announcement, I was also reminded by Facebook of a post from back in 2014 when Erin Prias-Hintz was doing her 30 Word Thurdsays. The picture I took of snowy drifts totally fit the theme so I thought I'd go ahead and share it with you all!
Snow blown into drifts.
In the light of setting sun,
I squint my eyes and can almost believe that
I’m standing amidst dunes of sand.
Dreaming of warmer days ahead.