Many of you know that I am a member of the etsy team Blogging Business Artisans. Each month, one of our fellow team members chooses a prompt for us to be inspired by and create a piece of work in response to. This month the prompt was created by Splendid Little Stars and directed us to:
"Spring is in the air! Create a project that calls to mind how one or all the senses respond to this new beginning time of year."
I thought this was a lovely challenge, and felt very inspired by my walk at the park. I just loved soaking up the sun that day, and found myself very inspired by the sounds and colors in the pond, especially these lilly pads.
There was just something magical to me about the way the sun reflected off of their wet surfaces and how their color ranged from pink to mauve and into shades of green.
A friend of mine and I got together last weekend, and we both decided we'd learn to make those wrap bracelets that you see everywhere these days. While bead shopping, I came across these beautiful ones (not sure what the stone is) and knew this had to be my challenge piece. The color was just too perfect!
I also made a second one too in white with gold flecks, representing the sun's brilliant reflection.
While I'm not typically a jewelry maker, it is fun from time to time to try something outside of your normal meda. (And NO I'm NOT planning on selling these- LOL) That's the great thing about these challenges, I never feel pressure to make something I would consider selling, rather, I use them as the opportunity to make something I want just for me, or to learn a new technique.
If you're interested in joining up with us, we're now accepting new applicants. Find out more about the Blogging Business Artisans here.