Keeping to our normal schedule has continued to be a bit of a challenge... but only one day late on the reveal! We had a ton of travel on the books already... and then my mom passed away unexpectedly. It's been a month, y'all.
As most of you know, 2021 marks the sixth 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... The Honey Do List! 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:
While in Chicago for our friend's wedding, I dragged my camera along and made Sj stop every 3 minutes in our wanderings to take pictures. I was impressed with how much street art was around the city: murals, tags, etc. I really liked this particular image painted on a wooden fence. The colors and flowers should be a nice monthly challenge!
While I had tons of good stuff spread around my bead mat, I only managed to finish one piece of jewelry this time. There's still a chance I'll circle back and get something else made, but I wanted to get this post up without any further delay.
I had a few different ceramic components from Golem Design Studio that really fit the challenge this month. Needing to also make more bracelets for a couple of upcoming shows, I started (and thus far, finished) with a multi-strand bracelet using one of the lentils as the focal.
Editing to add one more design I managed to finish WAY late....
I had this partially laid out when I ran out of time. It took a bit, but I did circle back to finish the necklace design to go with the bracelet I had already done. Again, I've got a lovely ceramic pendant from Golem Design Studio. I've strung it with a variety of Czech glass as well as some star cut matte quartz crystal.