I happily joined the Birds of Prey Design Challenge hosted by the Art Elements blog. Why? Because I love owls and have a lot of artisan owl jewelry components that need to be used. I knew the challenge would inspire me to design with at least some of those components.
However jewelry isn’t my only creative endeavor, so the first thing I’ll be sharing is a needle felted barn owl I made, shown here enjoying some afternoon sunlight.
Next I dug into my owl stash to create this bracelet. Unfortunately I no longer remember who made the little owl bead. If you recognize the artist, will you please let me know in the comments? I always like to give credit to the art bead makers. I love how all the beads came together for this bracelet. I enjoy looking at each one and marveling at the creativity that makes each bead so unique. In addition to the owl, there are ceramic beads by my friend Karen Totten, Xaz Bead Company, Mary Ann Carroll and myself. The lampwork glass bead is from Beads and Botanicals. The rest of the beads are stones, bone and glass. I named this the Little Hoot Bracelet and it is available on my website, Linda Landig Jewelry.
After completing the Little Hoot, I made a second stretch bracelet, featuring an adorable owl dangle by Kylie Perry Studio. The swirly bead to the left of the owl, was just a random bead I had in my stash, but it is a perfect color match for Kylie’s owl. Love it when that happens! As of this writing, I haven’t listed this bracelet in my shop yet, but it’s on my to-do list for this afternoon. 😉
Lastly I will share a pair of earrings, that I made before this challenge, but which fit the theme. These are on my website as well. The copper owls are by my good friend, Kristi Bowman and the fiber beads are by Spanish artist, Jimena’s Jewelry. I love how the copper leaves create a woodsy setting for the owls.
This is a blog hop, so I encourage you to visit all the other participants. I can’t wait to see what everyone has made. And a big shout out to Art Elements for hosting this challenge.
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