(Photo credit: adapted from Joel Olives' photo via Flickr's Creative Commons.)
My upcoming book is all about inspiration from nature and one of my missions in life is to help inspire those on their creative journey. So from now until the book release I am hosting a weekly challenge.
This week's inspiration is the humble little bee! This week your design can be inspired by the photograph, bees in general, beehives, honeycombs or honey colors. Just as long as it relates to the theme of bees it will qualify for the challenge.
You have one week to complete a piece of jewelry inspired by the weekly theme. I know, I missed Monday - don't ask - so you have one less day to be fab, you can whip up something amazing in 6 days, I know you can!!!
The entries have to be created this week - you can finish something you've already started, but the purpose of the challenge is to inspire you to make something new related to the challenge!
Anything goes, it can include Humblebeads or not, art beads or whatever you have in your stash. It's up to you and however the inspiration strikes you for that week.
To enter add your photo to the Inspired By Nature Jewelry Challenge Flickr group. On Monday I will draw one random winner from the week's entries and feature them here on my blog. (Sunday night is the deadline for entries.)
Here are some inspiration ideas to get your gears churning!
Necklace by Lorelei Eurto
Pendant from Kylie Parry
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In case you were wondering, the weekly challenges are inspired by the themes in the book - the woodlands, garden and sea. Can you believe this is the 5th week already and we've moved from the woodlands into the garden. I'm going to give you the weekly themes for the remaining 7 weeks. I thought that would help you plan out your creations with a little advanced notice.
Week 6: Tigerlilies
Week 7: Dragonflies
Week 8: Zen garden
Week 9: Urchins
Week 10: Waves
Week 11: Starfish
Week 12: Driftwood