Friday, 30 November 2012

Challenge of Color - UPDATED!




I just couldn't resist joining in with ErinPrais-Hintz's Challenge of Color this year - I've been working hard to create new stock for the Handmade Winchester show this weekend, so I thought the challenge would be a great way of adding more colours to my designs. This year Erin has joined forces with Brandi Hussey who has worked her magic to create beautiful palettes based on amazing pictures from the Earth As Art exhibit from the United States Geological Service taken from the Landsat 7 satellite. You can read more about the pictures on Erin's blog

Erin sent each of us two palettes and asked us to design a piece of jewellery using one of the palettes - or both of them if we were tempted! We could use all of the colours in each palette, or just a few. I was definitely tempted to use both palettes! Well, I did need to create more stock for my stall this weekend!



I took the red and blues from the palette from Colima Volcano (which is in Mexico btw - more here!) in the form of a red lampwork heart bead by Laura Sparling, and turquoise ceramic spacer beads, added in one of my lovebird clasps and some wood saucer-shaped beads to make this sweet bracelet. There's a little heart charm hanging next to the clasp too.



This next design is a slight cheat! All the colours I needed are in a beautiful lampwork glass cabochon by Mindy Macgregor. I kept the setting simple as the cab has enough detail in it, and I've turn it into a flower with silver leaves. The chain is attached to one bail hidden behind the flower and another behind the leaf. Part of my obviously really hopes that this sells at my show this weekend - but there's another part of me that will find it very difficult to part with!

It's probably going to take me all weekend to visit all the blogs taking part because of the craft show, but I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone has made, especially those who got the same palettes as me! Do make sure that you visit Erin's blog - she has a giveaway planned!


Erin Prais-Hintz    http://treasures-found.blogspot.com/2012/11/3rd-annual-challenge-of-color-reveal.html
Rebecca Anderson    http://songbeads.blogspot.com
Kris Auderer    http://strandedinthecity.wordpress.com
Chrizette Bayman    http://beadsoupmix.blogspot.com
Lori Bowring Michaud    http://artfullyornamental.blogspot.com
Courtney Breul    http://beadsbybreul.blogspot.com/
Lynsey Brooks    http://yellowunicorncreations.blogspot.co.uk
Stephanie Buss    http://maxandlucie.blogspot.com
Iveth Caruso    http://www.creativeatelier.net/
Shannon Chomanczuk    http://www.formysweetdaughter.blogspot.com
Lisa Cone    http://inspiredadornments.blogspot.com/
Cece Cormier    http://thebeadingyogini.com
Lori Dorrington    http://lorisglassworks.blogspot.com
Dawn Doucette    http://designsbydawnmarie.blogspot.com
Jeannie Dukic    http://site.jkdjewelry.com/blog/
Kim Dworak    http://cianciblue.blogspot.com/
Beth Emery    http://storiesbyindigoheart.blogspot.com
Janice Everett    http://JLynnJewels.blogspot.com
Pam Farren    http://www.re-maker.blogspot.com
Donetta Farrington    http://simplygorgeous-donetta.blogspot.com
Gloria Ferrer    http://judetaama.blogspot.com.es/
Cherrie Fick    http://designsinthelight.co
Therese Frank    http://www.theresestreasures59.blogspot.com
Patty Gasparino    http://www.mylifeunderthebus.typepad.com
Tanya Goodwin    http://pixiloo.blogspot.com/2012/11/3rd-annual-challenge-of-color.html
Ambra Gostoli    http://chicandfrog.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/3rd-challenge-of-color
Jess Green    http://tabbiekoshka.blogspot.co.uk/
Denielle Hagerman    http://somebeadsandotherthings.com
Mary Harding    www.maryhardingjewelrybeadblog.blogspot.com
Karla Hartzog    http://www.karlakrafts.com
Kim Hora    http://www.kimmykats.com
Brandi Hussey    http://brandigirlblog.com
Emanda Johnson    http://ArtemisiaStudio.blogspot.com
Jennifer Justman    http://soulsfiredesigns.blogspot.com/
Sue Kennedy    http://suebeads.blogspot.com
Ema Kilroy    http://emakaye.blogspot.com
Lee Koopman    http://Stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Linda Landig    http://www.LindasBeadBlog.com
Kirsi Luostarinen    http://kirsiluokorut.blogspot.com
Cynthia Machata    http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com/
Alicia Marinache    http://www.allprettythings.ca
Beth McCord    http://www.ebbeadandmetalworks.blogspot.com
Mary K McGraw    http://mkaymac.blogspot.com/
Karen Mitchell    http://www.overthemoon-design.com
Cheri Mitchell-Reed    http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com/
Aimee Moisa    http://threecatsdancing.blogspot.com
Karla Morgan    http://www.texaspepperjams.blogspot.com
Penny Neville    http://copperpennydesigns.blogspot.com
Becky Pancake    http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com
Kashmira Patel    http://sadafulee.blogspot.com
Alice Peterson    http://alice-dreaming.blogspot.com
Kayla Potega    http://www.teejewelry.blogspot.com
Debbie Price    http://greenshoot.blogspot.co.uk
Bobbie Rafferty    http://beadsong.blogspot.com
Caron Reid    http://caronmichelle.blogspot.com.au/
Nicole Rennell    http://nicolerennell.com/blog
Cynthia Riggs    http://cynthsblog.blogspot.com/2012/11/3rd-annual-challenge-of-color.html
Andrea Ross    http://silvermapledesigns.blogspot.com/
Sally Russick    http://thestudiosublime.com
Annie Scherz    http://www.studioluma.ca
Pam Sears    http://crazycreativecorner.blogspot.com/
Renetha Stanziano    http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com
Sandra Stein    http://sannipanni.wordpress.com
Kristen Stevens    http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.com
Tracy Stillman    http://www.tracystillmandesigns.com
Sherri Stokey    http://www.knotjustmacrame.com/2012/11/challenge-of-color-reveal.html
Lola Survillo    http://www.beadlolabead.blogspot.com
Kay Thomerson    http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com
Jo Tinley    http://daisychaindesignsjewellery.blogspot.com
Emma Todd    http://www.apolymerpenchant.com
Cory Tompkins    http://www.tealwaterdesigns.blogspot.com
Pam Traub    http://www.klassyjoolz.blogspot.com
Melissa Trudinger    http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Michelle Tucker    http://michellescreativemusings.blogspot.com/
Shelley Graham Turner    http://www.shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com
Monique Urquhart    http://ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com/
Rachel Van-Walsk    http://balancedcrafts.com/blog
Patti Vanderbloemen    http://www.myaddictionshandcrafted.blogspot.com
Lesley Watt    http://thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com
Lynn White    http://lynnwhitejewelry.com/Lynn_White_Jewelry/Lynns_Jewelry_Blog/Lynns_Jewelry_Blog.html
Joan Williams    http://www.lilrubyjewelry.com

32 comments:

  1. I do love your work! The bracelet is so wonderful. I can't wait to see what you create with Mindy's cab. (love her beads)

    Hope next week is better.

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  2. I too had the Colima volcano and I think we both loved it for that wonderful combo. I think your bracelet is stunning and so stylish. I am sure it is Lready sold.

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  3. Weren't the Challenge of Color palettes just beautiful? I was so happy with the ones I got. You made such a gorgeous piece with yours! You did a fantastic job on this challenge!

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  4. What a sweet bracelet, Jo... that is an awesome palette to work from, isn't it? Can't wait to see your "Moogin" creation!

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  5. This is just smashing! Your bird charm is so sweet and looks right a home in this lovely bracelet!

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  6. That is absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful piece!

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  7. I just love the vibrant colors of that volcano! and you've captured them so perfectly in your color choices those red and blues look gorgeous against the black!

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  8. Love the bracelet. The color palette of your bracelet is so sophisticated looking to me. I can't wait to see your 2nd creation!

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  9. I loved working on this challenge all of the color palettes were very cool. I love your bracelet. XO Cheri

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  10. Thank you so much everyone!
    Mary, the bracelet isn't sold yet - it gets it's first outing at my craft show this weekend!

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  11. Love those palettes! And all I can say about both of your designs is Simply STUNNING. I especially loved your metal focal piece and component choices in your first design! SUPER Fantastic!!!

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  12. I simply adore all of your work. You make metal work seem easy.

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  13. Oh my...first, your love bird on the bracelet is simply gorgeous. GORGEOUS! But the setting you made for the lampwork is spectacular! Your designs are always so beautiful!

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  14. You do have a way with metal that is so wonderful. In these two pieces you did match the colour palettes so well. Nothing wrong in using a lampwork bead to represent the colours; I let some lampwork beads get me started on my palettes. Beautiful pieces you have presented. Andrea

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  15. Both palettes and both pieces are gorgeous! I love what you did :)

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  16. Your designs are always beautiful. The setting of the lampwork pendant and the clasp you made are really perfect!

    Ambra

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  17. Oooh - love both pieces but the first one is an all time favorite, love the incorporation of the bird - wonderfully done Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ

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  18. Beautiful!! I'm also quite smitten with the silversmithed bird! I bet it's a winner at your stall!

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  19. Those are both fabulous. I love your bracelet .. your bird clasp is perfect and all of those beads work so well together. The second is NOT cheating. That focal is perfect and your metal work is divine!

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  20. I have discoverd you throught Lorelei's blog and I love what you do I have already ordered a clasp and will certainly order soon more !

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  21. Both of your creations are very artistic. You did very well with your color palettes. Good luck with your sale this weekend.

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  22. I'm totally floored right now! I LOVE the way both of your pieces turned out, but I think the little bird clasp tips your bracelet as my favorite. Super cute, super unique.

    Thank you for playing along - I hope your show does well!

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  23. Gorgeous work!! Using the love bird clasp as the focal with those beautiful wood beads is such a strong design and that pendant, the way you bezel set the cabochon from Moogin Beads is perfect! Good luck with your show!

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  24. Your metal works is gorgeous and that cabochon is to die for.

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  25. Oh wow, I swear, I keep saying that each time I see another palette. Oh wow. And man, that cab really was perfect and you've set it so beautifully it just glows. I can totally relate to that feeling of should it go or stay, sometimes they are our little babies going off into the world.

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  26. Fantastic responses to the challenges! Gorgeous pieces and great use of different materials.

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  27. These pieces are amazing! You do lovely metal work...going to run off to your shop to purchase one of those lovely bird clasps.

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  28. Oh! OH! Miss Jo! I just love that wee love bird clasp. Your designs are so very distinctive and I love each one more than the last! The colors are a perfect embodiment of the Colima Volcano. Very vibrant! But this second one...oh goodness! I love the way this cab looks like a flower. The glass is outstanding, but your treatment of it is what makes it sing! Thank you so much for taking the time to join me in this Challenge! Enjoy the day. Erin

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  29. Both pieces are amazingly beautiful...you have an elegant simplicity of style that is like a signature! So happy I'm following your blog...I can definitely use the inspiration!

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  30. They're both great pieces, but I really love the bracelet for the Volcano piece. Evokes the picture/texture and the colors are fantastic, really match the palette.

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  31. That second piece was so worth a return visit, Jo! I congratulate you for allowing the Moogin to lead, and the remaining elements of the design be supporting players. Totally elegant... in your place I would have conveniently "forgotten" it at home during craft show time, but I know you have to let them go!

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