Because August is generally such a blazing hot month, this month's challenge is to make something that represents water in the hopes that looking at your beautiful creations will make all of us feel cooler.
I picked up some very cool blue beads while over on the coast a couple of weeks ago and knew as soon as I saw them that they were perfect for this month's challenge. The circular pattern of the dark blue in these beads reminds me of the currents that would be found in a river and the irregular shape of the beads is similar to the shape of a shoreline. The silver flowers are bead caps that I flattened with a hammer and they represent the plants and flowers that would be found growing along the shore.
Get those thinking caps on ladies!
And, since I was a week late posting the August challenge theme, let's extend our deadline to September 7.
Last Edit: Aug 18, 2016 23:47:37 GMT -6 by DawninCal
Well, Dawn, I'm speechless, not only about those lovely earrings which are perfect for this challenge, but also about you flaunting it like that! Excuse me while I start panicking, extended deadline or not.
All I can think of right now is heat, I was out for breakfast with my sister (her last day of vacation) and afterwards we went shopping and I bought something and spent more money on clothing than in a year (which doesn't mean much in my case) and almost didn't make it back uphill. Now I'm hiding in my flat with the shades down. I think I'll have some water ... maybe it'll inspire me ...
We're heading back over to the coast next week to escape the heat again and I'm going to stop in that bead store to see if they still have some of those beads. Don't know what I was thinking by only buying two.
No need to panic - I know you two will think of something!
Those scales have a great color, beautiful set, Carina!
This is my entry.
This pendant is woven in dark and light blue wire around an ammonite that is about 100 million years old. It never ceases to amaze me that I am able to work with such old and beautiful fossils. The water is represented by the wires, but also the ammonite itself and by the pearl that is topped by two tiny crystals. I made these pendants in one color, two tone, this one is the first with an extra embellishment.
Since we were back over on the coast this past weekend, I went back to the bead store to get more of those blue beads used in my design. They had only one pair left which I grabbed. They also had a similar set but black and white instead of blue so I bought those too.
Made me resolve that in the future when I see something I really like I will not put off buying!