Our challenge: to make a piece of jewelry that evoked a season, or a season of our lives.
You can hop along from Lisa's page and see what others came up with.
My bag of beads was chock full of itty bitty butterflies, plus two froggie heads...
... so I went straight to summer. I neglected to take a photo of the beads before I started. And there was no point taking a photo when I was done, because there were only a few left. From my own stash, I used a few flowers, sterling chain and beadies, some split rings, and a whole lotta sterling headpins.
My bracelet reminded me of a Shel Silverstein poem. Feel free to chant along,
Ol' man Simon, planted a diamond,
Grew hisself a garden the likes of none.
Sprouts all growin', comin' up glowin',
Colors of the rainbow,
See the sun and rain grow
Sapphires and rubies on ivory vines,
Grapes of jade, just
Pure gold corn there,
Blowin' in the warm air,
In between the diamonds, ol' man Simon
Crawls about pullin' out platinum weeds.
Pink pearl berries,
All you can carry,
Put 'em in a bushel and
Up in the tree there's
Opal nuts and gold pears--
Hurry quick, grab a stick
Take a silver tater,
Fresh plump coral melons
Ol' man Simon,
Diggin' in his diamonds,
Stops and rests and dreams about
Now be a peach and hop on over to see some more!
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Stephanie Sanner Haussler, PixyBug Designs
Leah Mifflin Tees, My Beady Little Eyes
Karin Slaton, BackStory Beads
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Lori Jean Poppe, Lorillijean Creative Corner
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
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Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Toltec Jewels, Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends
Lennis Carrier, Windbent
Erin Kenny, Beadifultherapy
Tanya Goodwin, A Work in Progress
Cilla Watkins, Tell Your Girlfriends
Renetha Williams Stanziano, Lamplight Crafts
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Sierra Barrett, Giraffe Can Has
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Shirley Jones Moore, Beads and Bread
Dawn Horner, Northern Adornments
Charlene Bausinger Jacka, Clay Space
Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Miranda Ackerley, Daze and Days