Saturday, September 30, 2017

September's Component of the Month

It was Laney's turn at hosting the Component of the Month design challenge over at Art Elements.
Laney makes the cutest whimsical lampwork beads you have ever seen. For this month's challenge she decided to make Zom-Bees!
Laney's Zom-Bees

I wanted to play along with this challenge but once I got the bead I had ZERO ideas about what to create. I decided a freeform peyote bracelet with the zom-bee as the focal would be perfect. Hmmmm. Didn't quite come together.

I make a commitment to myself at the beginning of the year that I would do some daily stitching with the groups 'A Year in Stitches' and '1 Year of Stitches' so I thought maybe I should create something using this cute little zom-bee as a centerpiece.

As soon as I decided to do some embroidery it all came together. This little bee needed a garden.
Sooooo, 'A Zom-Bee's Garden was born.

I thought black fabric as a background would make the bee stand out as well as the zombie flowers in the garden. 
Above you can see the adorable Zom-Bee Laney created much better. I used 2 howlite skull beads and the center skull is a ceramic charm I got from Lesley another team member.

The skulls make the perfect flowers for the zom-bee's garden, don't you think?
P.S. Please overlook the cat hair on the black background! My cat insists on laying in my lap at night when I stitch or bead. I was sure I had removed all the hair via lint roller but these close-ups prove otherwise.

I can't wait to blog hop and check out all the other participant's creations. Thank you Laney for creating these zom-bee beads.

Here's the list of participants:

Team - Lesley  Watt  -  Jennifer Cameron Diana Ptaszynski  - Jenny Davis-Reazor - Caroline Dewison Cathy Spivey Mendola - Laney Mead

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