Monday, July 26, 2021

Honey Do List July 2021

Happy Monday!  Today's the day for the reveal of the July Honey Do List!  How are my creative peeps doing?  I feel like I slow down a bit.  I just want to enjoy the nice days we have while we have them in Minnesota.  I spend a lot more time on the deck and patio with a good book and a cold beverage.  I should take my bead embroidery out more, but that's just where my brain has been.  Anyway, I hope that some of you were inspired to create and play along with us this month!

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

Alright this month I went with a shot that is less about color and more about icons and motifs.  This was from our trip to Edinburgh, Scotland before the Covid days.  Everywhere in that city were amazing bits of architecture and little embellishments like this one.  Have a great month!

I'm going to admit right up front that I was not as prolific as I would have liked this month.  We've had a busier social calendar than I've gotten used to this past year and a half including a spree of activities around my birthday... also, as I mentioned above, I just have been feeling like sitting and reading outside.  

I did make a trio of earrings that are all variations on a theme.  The iron work made me think of various Vintaj filigree items in my stash.  I had a bag of little connectors hanging out in the mess on my bead table that became my jumping off place.  In looking for drops to hang from the bottom of the connectors I gravitated towards some teardrops in the reds and golds of the leaves in the photo.  

My last pair of earrings is actually the first idea that came to me but the last that I made.  I seriously just have to be in the right frame of mind to deal with wire-wrapping top drilled beads!  I wanted to play off the leaf shapes in the inspiration photo with the drops on this pair... it was an added bonus that I had some Czech glass leaves with a metallic burgundy color to them.

Now it's your turn!  Please add links to/photos of your own creations below.  I love seeing what everyone else is making too.  Check back in early August to see what Eric has in store for us next month!  

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1 comment:

  1. I think using the Vintaj connectors as a nod to the wrought iron was really inspired! And, now you've got three pairs of super cute earrings. Thank you for the inspiration, as always! I'm so sorry that I'm running so far behind. July really got the better of me.