Trend Talk with Mou Saha: I’m Seeing Hexagons!

Howdy, trend seekers. You might say this month’s trend is as sweet as honey, and Creating Keepsakes contributing writer Mou Saha is here with all the buzz!

Thanks, Megan. I’m here to discuss all things hexagon. Simply put, a hexagon is a geometric shape with six equal sides. Since hexagons fit together without any space between them, bees use them to make their honeycombs and, for many years, quilters have used them (a.k.a, honeycomb patterns) to make beautiful designs. These days, hexagons are making a comeback with a more modern, hip twist. Hexagons are everywhere!

You’ll find hexagons in fashion…

Minimalist Hexagon Necklace

(image credit: etsy.com)

Honey Necklace - Handcrafted Silver Honeycomb Pendant, Wire Wrapped Amber Topaz Czech Glass Drop, Metalwork Jewelry - 'Honey'

(image credit: etsy.com)

Cool Ray Polaroid Hexagon Sunglasses, Mod Vintage Eyewear, Metal Semi-Rimless Frame, Lucite Ear Pieces

(image credit: etsy.com)

In technology and its gear…

The Times’s Eureka app for the iPad(image credit: eyemagazine.com)

Hexagon Dual Layer Cover for Samsung Conquer 4G SPH-D600 & Galaxy Attain 4G R920, White/Black

(image credit: amazon.com)

In home décor…

Traullit Decor(image credit: traullitdekor.se)

In visual arts…

Untitled

(image credit: designspiration.net)

Even in wedding cakes…

Hexagon Wedding Cake(image credit: theknot.com)

And, of course, in scrapbooking products…

Cashmere Dame Honeycomb 12x12 paper from Glitz Designs

Check out Glitz Designs' hip hexagons!

(image credit:  glitzitnow.com)

Large Hexagon from the Everyday Eclectic Collection by Echo Park

Echo Park took the quilted approach with their hexagon paper.

(image credit: echoparkpaper.com)

Heyday - Hexagon Mask by Studio Calico

How about a hexagon mask like this from Studio Calico?

(image credit: studiocalico.com)

And here’s my take on this trendy shape…

"Where Did the Summer Go?" by Mou Saha for Creating Keepsakes magazine
“Where Did the Summer Go?” by Mou Saha. Supplies: Patterned paper and epoxy stickers: Die Cuts with a View; Mini alpha stickers: Glitz Design; Stamp: Paper Smooches; Date Stamp: K&Company; Ink: Stampin’ Up!; Gesso, journaling pen, and pastel pencil: Faber-Castell; Other: Thread, India ink, and washi tape.

I decided to create a handmade hexagon background, as well as add a few hexagons to my photograph. I love the pop of color it adds without overpowering the page. I hope you feel inspired to apply hexagons to your designs. What ideas do you have for using this trend?

Thanks for the trendy inspiration, Mou. I hope readers will put a hex on their pages, so to speak, and give this look a try on their designs.

Cheers!
Megan Hoeppner, creative editor & Mou Saha, CK contributing writer

Mou Saha, CK Contributing Writer

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One Response to Trend Talk with Mou Saha: I’m Seeing Hexagons!

  1. Julie S says:

    I’m all about masks right now. Love the hexagon one.

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