Wednesday 26 April 2017

Honey Do List April Design Challenge

For this month the hope was to capture spring in all its early season glory. Being in Minnesota, and with a cool spring so far, there wasn’t much glory yet. Eric Wentling did capture this sweet photo of a chickadee perched on red dogwood twigs

In honour of spring I made this pendant with a totem anchored by a red leaf

Bring the Spring

 I used several ceramic beads by different makers, all strung on a waxed cotton cord, tied to a gunmetal jump ring and suspended from a large antiqued silver plated ring. The makers?

Ceramic leaf – Leslie Watt
Ceramic Melon bead – Gaea Cannaday
Sprocket beads – Joan Miller

The pendant is available in my shop

Please visit SJ Design for the blog reveal to see what everyone else made

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day


  1. Yummmm I love those beads and the colors!!!

  2. Thank you Katherine. I'm happy you like it

  3. What a fun interpretation! Those sprocket beads are unlike anything I've seen and are perfect to tie the other elements together. Thanks for playing along with us this month! I hope you'll check back to see what Eric has in store for May.

    1. Thanks Sarajo. The sprocket beads are fun. I still have one long one left to work with

  4. I like the use of the neutral colors in this!

  5. Love those sprocket beads - they have a dash of red and are edgy like naked branches, great choice! And an awesome assemblage!