Nature is probably my most favorite thing in the world. That’s pretty vague, I know. I love to be in nature, I love the mysteries of caves, the beauty of waterfalls, the gracefulness of trees. I adore flowers.
Here in my neck of the woods it’s still pretty cold. That makes it less attractive for me to actually stay out in nature for extended periods of time; however, I still do like taking short walks to the nearby park with a pretty stream and trees. I love taking photos of the bare trees, even though I miss the all the leaves and greenery.
The Challenge: This month we’re going to make 2 jewelry pieces based on nature. This is broad, so be as creative as you want. Go for a walk to get inspired (bundle up if it’s cold out!) Even if it’s still winter there is plenty that can inspire you: the way tree branches bend, the first little peeks of flowers pushing up, the beauty of snow geese flying above you.
You can be inspired by color or shape or anything else that catches your eye.
If you’re unable to get outside for any reason, just take a little “nature web surf” and see what you can find to inspire you!
Here’s something I posted to help you to get inspired even if you can’t get outside: Nature Photography to Inspire.
OR: If you want to get really creative, then pick up things you find along the way (stones, twigs, etc.) and make jewelry out of what you find. Note: Do not pick any live things, Mother Nature wouldn’t appreciate it!
Make 2 jewelry pieces. Make any combination of necklace, bracelet, earrings, ring, brooch, anklet or other jewelry piece. They can be a set or they do not have to be.
When you’re done, take a photo and upload to your blog, flickr, etc. and then add your link below. (Click on the Mr. Linky link and follow the instructions.) Or, if you don’t have a blog, etc. just email me your photo for the challenge: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prize: I will chose a winner on April 1st (also when the next challenge will be presented). This month’s winner will get a PDF of my very popular Scrabble Tile Pendant Tutorial!
Special Note: This is a no judgment zone. If you are just starting, please feel free to join in, even if it’s your first attempt! Everyone has different tastes and skills levels. Even though I’m picking a winner, I’m choosing randomly!
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