I've missed out on a few more of the Honey Do List challenges lately from Sarajo and Eric of SJ Designs Jewelry than I would like. So, I made sure to give myself a little time this past week to look at and create from the photograph taken by Eric. If you're unfamiliar with this challenge, let me quickly explain. Sarajo's husband, Eric, gives her a photo each month as inspiration. She shares it on her blog for anyone else looking for a creative spark for jewelry-making. I've loved this challenge for years as it has often pushed me to think outside the box. This was one of those times!
It was the bold pink, bright yellow, and subtle brown of the photo that stood out immediately to me. And, for some reason, I wanted all that on a bracelet (not my usual jam). I decided that some of the brown would best be represented in antiqued brass. Then, it struck me that I could emboss a Vintaj blank and color it with Vintaj Patinas* in Ruby and Citrine so that it would include all three colors. I even found a Vintaj embossing folder that had pinecones on it.
Thanks to Sarajo and Eric for another inspiring challenge. It definitely pushed me a little creatively. What's not to love about that?
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I love that you got all the colors in your fabulous bracelet! You came up with a fun mix of materials and I love how you built that focal! I'm glad you were able to play along with us this time. Check back in early November to see what Eric has in store for us next.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Sarajo!! There was so much to work with in that photo, but the colors just jumped out at me. And, the focal was a bit of a head-scratcher when it didn't work the way I thought at first. But the hiccup created an opportunity for sure. Thank you for checking it out. I'm looking forward to seeing what y'all have up your sleeve next.Delete
I'm a bit envious how you managed to use all the colors! I had picked some beads in the colors of the challenge but nothing happened :( Also, you always find ingenious ways to attach stuff with wire :) That said, it's a very unique eclectic bracelet!ReplyDelete
This is a great design idea. Without being a direct translation it manages to wonderfully capture the essence of the inspiration.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Divya! I'm still a bit bewildered that I used those two colors. But, this inspiration leant beautifully to push me in the right direction. The brown really helps balance those brights.Delete