When I shared some of the Challenges and Inspirations for May, I included the one for Artisans Create Together Facebook Group. However, I have to admit that I wasn't planning on working on it. Once I studied the inspiration collage though, my muse wouldn't be silent.
The bright pops of color and boho style reflected in the collage really spoke to me. I knew I had to create a shabby bracelet. Here's a look at the original collage.
It was the pinks and blues that first stood out to me along with the stitching. I made sure to include both.
The base of the bracelet is an old plastic bangle that I wrapped with lace, recycled sari silk, embroidery floss, and ric-rak. Once I secured the fibers by tying them, I began to add beads and stitching.
I sewed on a bead soup of miscellaneous small beads and added small stitch patterns with more embroidery floss.
I really adore the patchwork-like feel of the whole thing. Once again, I was reminded that the jewelry challenges and prompts that I find really can give loads of inspiration if I just give them a chance to marinate.
Check out what the other participants created for this challenge in the May 2018 Challenge Album.
Did you participate in any challenges this month?