to Studio Saturday! Each week one of our contributors gives you a sneak
peek into their studio, creative process or inspirations. We ask a
related question of our readers and hope you’ll leave comments! As an
incentive we offer a free prize each week to bribe you to use that keyboard. The following week we choose a random winner
This weeks winner is GreyCatGlass.
Congratulations! You have won an urchin bead from Heather Powers. Send Heather an email
with your address and she will get them right out to you.
Welcome back to the Humblebeads Studio.
Well today I’m feeling a little obessed with retro camping style thanks to seeing Moonrise Kingdom yesterday. Think of how many kids are introduced to beads during camp each year. I did my share of stringing wooden beads on cord, braiding friendship bracelets and all manner of leather crafts during camp visits.
I mean, just look at the color palette in this scene: green, khaki, orange, yellow, pink, teal and red. I’m so loving the fun, playful and retro vibe and feel totally inspired. I would love to create some camp-inspired charms from some of my sketches.
Or some jewelry using my woodland-inspired beads pictured above. From acorns and squirrels, to birch log beads, to owls and mushroom charms I have plenty of woodland punch. Now to add in a few camp themed charms, wood beads and cord and it’s instant camp themed pendants – fun and funky for summer!
Pine Trees: OnionBagel. Binoculars: OverstockOutlet. Compass: IngredientsForLovely. Wood Beads: JuanitasCrafters. Yellow Faceted Wood Beads: LikeBeads8. Retro Painted Wood Beads: ByRobertaSupplies. Yellow Suede: Nature Beads. Brown Leather Cord: SkullSupply. Blue Waxed Cotton Cord: Nature Beads.
This week’s question: what book or movie has inspired a jewelry creation?
Share a link with a photo if it’s online – I’d love to see it!
One lucky winner will snag a Birch Log bead shown in the first photo.