A multitude of soft yellow, tidy, wax hexagons. A surface that’s soft and rough at the same time. A structure that’s both transparent and opaque; a honeycomb is a thing of beauty.
I’ve had a honey-filled honeycomb as a wallpaper on my computer for a few weeks now, and even though I picked it because it just was just nice to look at and nothing more, I am starting to become more and more interested in the beauty of the shape.
I don’t know what attracts me most to the shape of the honeycomb, if it’s the repetitiveness of the tiny hexagons, the honey-gold colour or the overall texture: it’s fragility and functionality.
For I while now, I’ve started thinking about ways in which I could bring this shape into my work table.
Embroidering yellow honeycombs on the collar of a shirt, smocking a yellow sundress (Dori from Tumbling Blocks has a great honeycomb smocking tutorial)
or stamping a honeycomb pattern on a scarf or a table-runner, all those are things I’d like to try.
This sponge-print table runner project from Celebrations looks super pretty and also easy to make. One could do the same with a rug.
Or maybe a painting or a print like this one from Sharmilaw on Etsy.
And if we’re still talking about wall decor, what about these beautiful glass honeycomb drops from BespokeGlassTile?
Last but not least, I was thinking about painting the bottom half of a honeycomb jar I’ve rescued from the kitchen, similar to this one here.
What about you? How do you feel about honeycombs?