Sorry to be posting this so late in the day, but at least I got it done on the due date! I got a little caught up in our Five Friends Holiday Sale on Facebook that extended through today, Cyber Monday. And I'll apologize in advance for my photos... the light hasn't been on my side lately.
Anyway, as most of you know, 2020 marks the fifth 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 2020! 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:
I went a little surrealistic on this one. I took this from a moving car in England: a field with a bunch of wild poppies. I like the blur and the pop of color here. Good luck!
As soon as I opened the picture file from Eric I knew one of the art beads that I just had to use this time! But I'll get to that design in a bit. As always, I started by gathering all the possible beads that I might want to use for this challenge. I had a nice selection of art bead options!
As is my normal habit, I started with a pair of earrings. I snagged these pretty poppy enameled charms by Lindy's Designs in a Facebook sale before Eric chose this month's artwork and they came just in time! As luck would have it, I also had just gotten some fun new acrylic that were sitting out on my bead table when inspiration struck. I love the acrylic for being bold without being heavy. The black and white floral pattern really was the perfect addition to this design!