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. 


  1. Really nice!!...fits the challenge beautifully!

  2. I absolutely love what you made! That picture really does look like oak leaves--and you certainly did an amazing job with that theme! Beautifully done. :)

  3. WOW now that you said that the first picture really looks live leaves!!! You fit the colors perfectly and I love your acorns and caps!! Great Job!

  4. I like that you took inspiration from one of my pictures! That pattern is actually from a fossilized ammonite!

  5. Lol! I totally didn't notice how much that stone looks like oak leaves until you mentioned it, but you are right! I adore the oak leaves that you made and the asymmetry of the design. Congratulations on a lovely design! Thanks so much for playing along with us... I hope you'll check back on August 1st to see what Eric has in store for us next!

  6. I really like the way you interpreted the challenge. I love your design!

  7. Love, love, love! I really enjoy seeing what you make for challenges. It's always beautiful and fits the inspiration well.

  8. Now this is a unique approach even though by mistake! A beautiful assemblage inspired by nature! Love the craftsmanship of the leaves and acorns!


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