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Sarajo of SJ Designs Jewelry generously shares her Honey Do List challenges with us. Her husband, Eric, is a talented photographer. He chooses a photo each month to inspire our creations. The photo this month was right up my alley. Eric took it on a trip to London.

Photo by Eric Wentling of a brick wall with a a red tile heart behind a chain link fence. Also some pipes up to a box with the picture of a shark on it.
Photo by Eric Wentling

There is so much to work with here. But what struck me first was the red heart and the chain link fence. I love the contrast between what could be thought of as hard and soft, colorful and not. I wanted to use those two images to make earrings.

My wire work is not perfect, but it was good practice and looks kind of like weathered fence links. I find it difficult to take pictures of earrings, but I think they look fabulous on. The hearts swing inside the frames, so they have great movement. (Someday I hope to get a Now That’s a Jig! if they are ever available again, so I can make amazing things with steel wire!)

This was a very fun challenge. Thanks Eric and Sarajo! Check out Sarajo’s blog to see what she and others made for this challenge.