Hello! It is time once again for a blog hop hosted by Art Jewelry Elements! As you remember, I have done two blog hops with them before. One was in August of 2015, when I got to use a component by Suburban Girl Studios and another in January of 2015, when I won a surprise component by Blueberri Beads.
In this challenge, we’re supposed to pillage our stash for art beads that we have been saving and finally USE them. I decided this would be a perfect challenge for the beginning of the new year and signed up.
My first hope was to use this gorgeous lentil bead from Caroline Dewison of Blueberri Beads. I bought it almost a year ago and loved it so much that I was afraid to use it for anything because I was worried I wouldn’t do it justice.
Then, I realized that I needed to stick to my strengths and do some bead weaving. First, I stitched some flowers and attached these lovely faceted ceramic drops by Gaea.
I was much happier with these and decided to try again with some fancy drops from Elizabeth Girod of Fire and Fibers. I loved the colors in these and tried to compliment them with a beaded bead.
I was very pleased with both my sets of earrings and am sure I will eventually find a way to use that gorgeous lentil bead. I just need to remember that inspiration is wonderful, but it’s important to use your talents and not abandon your strengths.
Thanks for the inspiring challenge, AJE! Now, you should all go through these links to see what everybody else made!