My friends Andrew and William of Allegory Gallery in Ligonier, Pennsylvania have designed a fun creative challenge to kick off the new year. They're calling it Bead in the New Year and it's been a wonderful way to get my creative juices flowing after a bit of a holiday break. January is often a time of year that I find myself in a slump and this has been a fun way to get me out of that funk and making something everyday. This is my second installment chronicling what I've made for the challenge. You can see Part 1 HERE. Here's the calendar that they've come up with for us:
Day 8: Use a stringing material that you don't usually use.
|I rarely use memory wire, but I whipped up this little bracelet using mostly leftovers from an Allegory Gallery design challenge kit. I think I'm feeling ready for some warmer weather!|
Day 9: Produce a piece using gemstone chips.
|Prehnite and Labradorite chips (both from Allegory Gallery), pendant by Artisticaos.|
Day 10: Challenge yourself by using sari silk ribbon.
|Feeling a bit lazy, I really wanted to cheat on the sari silk challenge and stop with these little earrings featuring sari silk cocoons by Saga Hus and lampwork and Czech glass. I'm glad that I pushed through!|
Day 12: Make a project from a craft book.
Day 13: Get inspired by music! Make a piece based off a song.
Day 16: Ask a friend for a creative challenge.
For this one you're just going to have to wait for the reveal of the January Honey Do List on January 21st! But here's the inspiration for this month... see the full post HERE, there's still time to play along if you're inspired!!
Day 17: Use the Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral
As it is January 16th as I write this, I'm caught up for the moment! I'm actually a day ahead since I wanted to space out my blog posts. I'll share more of what I accomplish for the various prompts as the month goes on... at least that's the plan! Thanks for stopping by for a visit today!