I blog about my jewelry inspirations. Readers will find that various elements of nature are my inspirations. Of course, I include jewelry making tips. This blog also includes some of my favorite Etsy shops, bead shops and jewelry customers.
The theme of the April Art Elements challenge is the inspiring bee. Artisan Niky Sayers selected the bee for this challenge. The hardworking and industrious bee is an interesting insect. Since bees work together in a vast hive community with a central theme: survival, they are a perfect symbol for the pandemic we are living through. Here are a few interesting facts about the bee.
There are about 20,000 different species of bees in the world.
Bees see all colors except the color red.
Beekeepers use smoke to calm bees when they are collecting honey or relocating a hive.
Bees make honey to feed their young and so they have something to eat during the winter.
Killer bees have been known to chase people for over a 1/4 mile once they get excited and aggressive.
Certain species of bees die after stinging because their stingers, which are attached to their abdomen, have little barbs or hooks on them. When this type of bee tries to fly away after stinging something, part of the abdomen is ripped away.
Leather and cord findings with Super Glue for Necklace
I used a used some almond 4mm stitched Nappa cords from Plessmann Endless Leather. The main reason I was drawn to this company is because I love their color selection and large choice in leather cords. They have more than 2000 different leather cords online. This tan color picks up the tan in the gold bee component that I made. The component fit onto the cord perfectly and the clasp is glued to the ends with Super Glue. This company has a wide selection of leather cord findings that makes for one stop shopping. Creating was quick and easy and I love the look.
With Mother's Day right around the corner, I made a special card for a Mom or wife-- the Queen Bee! This Queen Bee Mother's Day Card has a pretty floral panel next to some bees and a crown. I made a large bee from black and yellow paper that sits on top of the panels. These panels are on black high quality cardstock. The sentiment "Happy Mother's Day" is hand stamped on the inside of the card. There is a queen's crown on the bottom corner. This card is for sale along with other Mother's Day cards in my online shop.
This handmade honey bee birthday card has a trio of honey bees on the front of the card. The greeting card is hand stamped on the inside with the sentiment "To a wonderful friend, enjoy your special day!". There is plenty of room on the inside for you to add your own special words.
This card is also for sale in my online store along with cards for lots of occasions. I am also running a sale on my cards. You can purchase two at a reduced cost and pay the cost of shipping one card. I also take custom orders. I hope you enjoyed seeing what I was inspired to make by the bee theme. This is a blog hop so please take some time and visit the other artists to see what they made.