You can see the results and read more about it here.
Below are the poems and photo inspirations that I sent along with jewelry that I created for the challenge. The designer tips are some ways to think about how to interpret a poem with beads.
- Use real beach stone beads mixed with silver or pewter metals to capture the feeling of water hitting the pebbles on a beach.
- Smaller stone dangles hanging on larger metals loops could symbolize the continuous cycle of waves hitting the shore.
- Pair rough textured or bumpy beads with frosted matte glass.
- A complimentary color combination of gold, copper and purple, taking its cue from the colors of a sunset would be a good place to start.
- Add a little boat charm bobbing on a sea of lampwork beads.
- Play with the line of sight on a necklace, adding in dangles on a chain to symbolize the bobbing of boats on the water.
- If you could find an opal pendant with flashes of gold, orange and purple that would be the perfect focal for this poem.
- Sprinkle red enamel bead caps with gunmetal ball headpins on a bracelet filled with teal blue and the bleached out golden hues of sea grass.
- On a metal ring with a white patina, add charms of tiny red beads, sea shell charms and blue glass drops.
- Pair a large poppy pendant with matte faux sea glass, pebbles and wood beads for a necklace that takes it cue from treasures found along the sandy shore.
- Mix gold with brass metals to symbolize the change of the seasons.
- Add in charms and pendants with leaves and trees.
- Combine monochromatic tones of gold and light green in stones, glass and ceramic beads.
- Wrap wire to create entwined textures.
- Picked beads in hues of purple or navy blue in ombre hues to reflect the twilight night sky.
- Pair a tiny bird bead with tree pendant.
- A charm bracelet with birds, hearts, trees, tiny houses and wings uses all the symbols reflected in the poem.
- Silver is the easy choice for this poem.
- Use glass headpins in clear and light blue to mimic raindrops.
- Pick stones in rock crystals or quartz to symbolize rain.
- Pick birds, crowns, hearts and music notes charms or pendants.
- Use Twig connectors and clasps mixed with white and green beads.
- A grape leaf toggle with clusters of tiny amethyst and leaf charms are an easy choice.
- Add a crow bird bead to a leaf pendant along with a lush collection of beads in autumnal colors.
- Create a lariat with two leaf pendants on a beaded chain to symbolize the falling leaves of fall.
- Pick the blushes and pinks of rose petals in stones and glass.
- Find bee and rose charms.
- Use wire and branch connectors wrapped in a bramble of wire to represent the thorns.
- Layer leaf pendants in metal and ceramic for a dynamic focal.
- Create ribbon roses in sari silk to add texture.
- Cluster faceted citrine beads to sparkle and shine like a row of daffodils.
- Soft silk ribbon in golden hues ties on a chain can mimic the delicate petals of the flowers.
- A long chain interspersed with tiny yellow dangles and a floral focal would reflect the never-ending line of flowers.
- Gather a cluster of Czech glass leaves to symbolize a forest floor.
- Thread silk cord in a chocolate brown through a chain and attach tiny white flower beads.
- Pair s single flower pendant among a lush dangle of leaf charms.
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Which poem speaks the most to you? Do you find inspiration in literature - using phrases and quotes as the basis for your jewelry?