Monday, September 2, 2019
Artisans Create Together August 2019
With how busy this summer has been I haven't been as consistent with some of the monthly challenges that I normally enjoy. Or if I have made something, it hasn't always translated into a blog post. I just couldn't pass up the August color palette over on the Artisans Create Together Facebook Group! So much yummy bright color to play with! While I didn't sneak this blog post in before the end of August, I did share my creations over in the Facebook group.
As much as I love brights, I felt like I didn't have tons in the super bright tones of the inspiration palette. I did the best I could with what I currently had on had art-bead wise.
I decided it was finally time to play with some super bright enameled charms by Marie Demicco of Spurwink River Arts that I've been hoarding for awhile. I ended up making dangles for the charms with some green Czech glass flowers with pink centers and some fuchsia Swarovski crystals. These are definitely the brightest design I came up with!
Next up, a multi-strand bracelet with a ceramic lentil bead from Golem Design Studio that focuses mostly on the turquoise end of the color palette with some touches of green and yellow.
Lastly, I got my lucet out to brush up on my leather braiding skills. The tension is a bit tighter than I really wanted, but after many tries it seemed that this particular leather just wanted to be that way. I'm really happy with the finished design that was based on one of Heather Powers Bead Table Wednesday videos over on her Humblebeads Facebook page. The faux tin bracelet bar and polymer clay bead are both from Humblebeads. All the colors from the palette are here just in slightly more subdued tones.
Thanks for stopping by to see what I've been up to. I'm so not ready to let go of summer color, flowers, etc. for thoughts of fall. I suppose I'll have to be switching gears shortly, but today isn't that day! I hope you've all had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!