Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Perfect Pairings :: SJ Designs + Golem + BeadyGirl + Firelily Glass

Perhaps the geometry of this month's inspiration has you stumped. Or the Americana colors. But I invite you to look past that to the wealth of opportunity in this month's art.

Sarajo Wentling did just that, discovering a bit of art bead magic in her stash with this Golem Design Studios ceramic bead. Golem makes magical lentil shaped beads with awesome patterns on them. This bead has flowers, yes, but they look very much like triangles to me. If the strong color palette is too much, try looking for patterns. Or focusing on the shapes. Or make something without any color at all...white on white will make a pattern or detail pop without being too patriotic.

This versatile bracelet style is something she learned from a tutorial by our friend Lorelei Eurto and can be adapted to so many options, as evidenced by her subsequent blog post. Check it out!

Featured Designer: SJDesignsJewelry
Featured Bead Artist :: 

We are now using Pinterest! 
You can find more details in this post about the exciting new changes
including a board devoted to art beads inspired by the monthly challenge!
(Ooh! Look! More pretty beads to lust after!)

Pretty please make sure that you post a link in your Pinterest description
so that I have someplace to attribute the picture! 
And don't forget to tell us about those art beads - providing links to bead makers is appreciated!

Deadline February 27th to get your pictures posted to the Pinterest boards for the creation of the Monthly Challenge Recap post for February 29th.

TIP: If you upload your photo rather than pin it from your blog or shop, edit the pin (the little pencil button) and add your link as the source. Save your edits. This will allow us to click directly on your photo and go to your blog or shop to read more about your entry. If you don't, I might not be able to access the photo to share it.


Ann Schroeder said...

This is a beautiful bracelet and really does the beads as well as the inspiration justice.

Sarajo Wentling said...

Thanks for the shout out! These bracelets are so fun to make that I had to force myself to stop playing with them and move onto other projects.