Friday, April 27, 2012

Inspiration Friday

Welcome to our newest version of Inspiration Friday. We thought we'd made a few changes, namely allowing folks to choose their own inspiration, and the biggie - we give you a lot more time! If you would like to participate in the next one, see the end of this post for complete details.

I love the idea of using an inspiration palette to base your design on. We all tend to stick with our own comfortable colour palettes, and this is just such an easy way to expand your range.

Bonni and Lyndsey created two stunning pieces - and I love their inspiration sources...especially Bonni's. Pack us all up next time!

 The inspiration for this piece came from the fact that I was heading down south for a much needed vacation.  For the month before we left, all I could think of was the ocean and the beach.  I had to make something in beiges and blues.  The pearls added a nice touch, as they're ocean dwelling as well.  I like to call this piece Sea & Sand.

Bracelet is up on etsy!

My inspiration this week is a pink, orange, yellow and white scarf. A customer requested a bracelet to go with it. I've seen the scarf, but unfortunately I don't have a photo of it. So we will have to pretend a little. Here's a scarf from Harrod's (no, I didn't look for the most expensive scarf I could find!) that has similar colours, although the customer's scarf had more white and yellow in it. The customer asked for only pink and orange to be in the bracelet, with gold metal. I'm calling the bracelet Pink Lava.     - Lyndsey

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Deadline May 24th, 2012

Before the cutoff date, send your pictures to us, and we'll blog your inspiration source, and your finished project.  Feel free at that time to send us along any other info you want to include. We'll publicize your blog or etsy/artfire/etc site as well.

For example, I think I'll make mine from this one:

You can make your jewelry/beadwork out of any materials you wish. This can be stringing, wirework, lampwork, polymer clay - whatever you wish!

(Many of us use Design Seeds as in inspiration source. Feel free to use any inspiration source you wish. Design Seeds just happens to be among my favourites.)

Here's how to submit:

 * Send an email to with a picture of your inspiration source (or a link to the source)
* include an image of your creation
* include any contact information you want us to include in the blog posting

Happy Creating!

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