Erin stated, "woodsy owls are serious about their duties and fly on the straight and narrow. According to Erin, motley owls, unlike their stately cousins, are "the life of the party and quick with a laugh"
Erin ended her post posing a question: "Which type of owl are you?"
I am definitely a serious person, too serious, if you ask some people. (I'm looking at you, mom). I joked with Erin about making one of her motley owls a personal mascot--something to remind me to have some fun.
Not too long after, Erin was kind enough to donate a few of her motley owls to Lorelei Eurto for a blog challenge.
I crossed my fingers and hoped that fate might deliver an owl to my door. Well, I wasn't a winner, but I didn't let that stop me. (Sometimes you have to make your own fate.) I asked Erin for a custom owl--the wilder the better. Boy did she deliver.
I love my little owl. Green and purple are two of my favorite colors. The yellow in the eyes is the perfect addition and I love how the owl is looking downward as if to say, "whatever happened, it wasn't me."
I wanted to try something a bit different in this project, so I pulled out a hammer and made a few copper links. The links are somewhat curvy and not at all uniform. I wish I could say this was by design, but it is simply because I'm unskilled in metal.
I do like the way the links came out, though. They are all slightly different, as if to remind me not everything needs to be perfect. I stamped "walk on the wild side" on a few of the links and the funky little chain was complete.
I made a few herringbone ropes and connected them to some odd beads and chain I had laying around.
One of the herringbone ropes is twisted more than the other.
I wanted to create something a bit different.. something to remind me to have a bit of fun and walk on the wild side once in a while.
I really enjoyed this challenge. I love my little owl and I love my funky, wild necklace.
The owl was designed by Erin Prais-Hintz. You can find more of her creations on her blog and in her etsy shop. Erin is also hosting the Challenge of Literature blog hop at the end of the month. Be sure to check it out. I cannot wait to see all the wonderful creations.
Our host is Lorelei Eurto. In case you haven't heard, Lorelei's book, Bohemian Inspired Jewelry, which she co-wrote with Erin Seigel, will be released next month. If you can't wait for the physical book, you can get the digital version here.
Be sure to check Lorelei's blog or follow the links below to see what everyone made:
Chris White: http://dzeyenrstudio.blogspot.
Lesley Watt: http://www.
Raida Disbrow: http://havanabeads.blogspot.
Penny Young-Neville: http://copperpennydesigns.
Tanya Goodwin: http://pixiloo.blogspot.com - you are here