April 22, 2014

Mojo Challenge Week 6: The Poetry of Beads

Oh no, I had lost my mojo for the Mojo Challenge! I've been scrambling around between events, deadlines and battling viruses. Fun! And terrible for blogging.  But I'm back and we are going to tackle the next 6 weeks with excitement and creativity - because that's why you are checking in each week right? 

Your Assignemnt:
Create a piece of jewelry inspired by a poem, quote or a song.

 Nothing Gold Can Stay inspired by Robert Frost's poem.

Tips for Getting Your Beads to Sing:
If you have my book Jewelry Designs from Nature, I have a great article on the poetry and beads that you should check out.

So how to do you get from a song, quote or poem to a piece of jewelry?  Look for visual clues in the text, it may be a symbol like a nest or bird, or a word or it could be a color or imagery described a poem. Find beads that express those ideas as your focal and work from there.

Don't spend a lot of time searching for the perfect quote or song.  Pick one that is already meaningful to you and gather up your beads.

Check out my Inspired by Nature Jewelry Challenge from a few years ago for some instant inspiration.  I paired up photographs with a poem and gave design tips for each set.

Share your progress!
If you write a blog post about your Week 6 Challenge share the link by clicking on the blue button below.  If you don't have a blog leave a comment here to let me know you participated in the Facebook group this week.

What is the Jewelry Mojo Challenge? Click here to read all about it.  Can you still join? Yes! You can follow along and do all 12 weeks or pick and choose the ones you find inspiring.  


Alice said...

I love this weeks challenge! Your pieces are just lovely. Thanks so much for hosting this challenge. I so need it to keep me going to the bead table.

Kristy M said...

So glad you are back! I am new to your blog but have admired your work for years. I make tons of jewelry for the shop I work at and am always inspired by your designs!

Anonymous said...

That article was so well written and has so many great tips! Thanks so much for sharing that.