Sunday, July 10, 2011

Inspired by Nature - Birds!

Heathers Powers of Humblebeads fame is celebrating her soon to be released new book 'Jewelry Designs from Nature'. Congratulations, Heather! And she has invited the beading community to join her in her celebration with some challenges to create by drawing inspiration from Nature.

I thought I would join in and here is my answer to her week 2 challenge.

I made the bird's nest following a tutorial from Baby steps.....

Rectangular beads of Sodalite depict the cloudy blue sky and lime green chalk turquoise the tree that provides the nesting site for the swooping swallow. I used blue corundum beads for the three eggs in the nest.

Heather is also asking fellow beaders to join her on a creative journey and is organizing a bead retreat as part of the book release celebrations. It is sure to be a lot of fun and I wish I could go. It would be nice to meet fellow beaders and bloggers! If you pre-order a signed copy of here book, she will include a beautiful lentil bead that is featured on the cover of the book.

A bird nest was also the inspiration for the necklace 'Fly' made by Tropical Blonde, check it out, love the feather! To see all the other challenge entries hop on over here.


Heidi said...

Pretty :) I like the pink flower, and the green & blue are a lovely color combo.

Aquariart said...

Thank you for posting all the information- you did such a good job of advertising for Heather. I posted yesterday too so I was too pooped to do all that. Your necklace is wonderful. Love the yellow and blue and the nest is fantastic. Great work!

Azure Islands Designs said...

Such a gorgeous piece Regina!!! You certainly thought this one out very carefully and it works perfectly!

Esme said...

Thank you for the birthday wishes. I really like the yellow and blue combination. It is quite gorgeous.

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