Monday, July 25, 2016
Sarajo's husband Eric has presented us with another inspiring challenge.
Here is this month's inspiration and what Eric had to say about it:
I'm a huge fan of the beauty to be found in nature, especially that hidden within the depths of the earth. The random patterns of these stone pendants are a work of art unto themselves--some abstract, others more defined. The challenge this month is to incorporate such a patterned natural stone into your jewelry!
Well I guess I read it wrong and I took my inspiration from the pattern. I used the top right picture because I immediately saw Oak leaves, and I was super inspired!
At first I was trying to use the browns and creams but with the addition of copper it transformed.
So I started working on these, which I love by the way.
And of course you can't have Oak leaves without the acorns. These are made with polymer clay and hand made bead caps. They are about 12 - 14mm around.
I created a hook for latching.
I used Czech flower beads a little wire shaping,and red leather.
Here the little tassel pieces are taken off.
Posted by Katherine Thompson