Thursday, December 2, 2010

Color Challenge Blog Hop

Erin Prais-Hintz over at Treasures Found is having a blog hop! We all signed up for a challenge to make a necklace with colors inspired by Paint Store Color Chips. I got these:


The names of the colors are Jaunty Red, Perfect Harmony, Worn Sail (cream), and Bauhaus Gold.

As a matter of fact, I told my mom about the challenge and she said she wanted to "play" too, so I cut my sample in two and gave her half. Check out her blog too.

So, you want to see wha t I did for my challenge? I Love the colors and was thoroughly taken by them -- even my opening photo (top) shows my inspiration: the Jaunty Red berries of our Yaupon holly bush. The coral and fancy jasper work in Perfect Harmony with the Bauhaus Gold of the faceted citrine. (Sorry, I just couldn't work in the Worn Sail, oh, wait -- I just did!)

Jaunty Red Berries

I was also inspired by two of my favorite Etsy designers: Liz Martin at Mostly Details who sent me a batch of beautiful orphan lampwork beads including these three in the perfect colors and Lynn Davis at LynnDavis who gave me the gorgeous pewter connector some time ago. It was waiting for just the right project.

What do you think?? Leave a comment for a random drawing (deadline Midnight Sunday December 5th). The winner will receive something special from me, just for you.

Here's the list of the rest of the incredibly talented Jewelry Artists who are participating in the challenge.

Now, HOP ALONG!

33 comments:

TesoriTrovati said...

Yippee for hopping!
Hooray for color!
Emanda, I am so glad that you could play along and that you liked what I chose for you. Did I ever tell you that orphans are my favorite way to adopt beads? Those are YUMMY! I am thrilled that your mom wanted to play too. I will hop on over now!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Regina said...

Love what you have done with your colors and the selection of beads you have brought together. Beautiful!

Courtney said...

I love what you did and your color names are great! That LLYNN connector is perfect!

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Love, love the colors! The pewter connector is awesome! Love the orphan beads and what you did with them. Fabulous!

Barbara Lewis said...

Love what you did with those gorgeous fall colors ... and that you showed us your inspiration in the Yaupon berries. Beautiful piece!

Alice said...

What a great color palette--and with the sweetest names too! Your necklace is just gorgeous! I'll be checking out your moms as well.

Kristen said...

WOW a bold palette + great artist = one awesome necklace! Love what you did!

I LOVE color! said...

Oh My God! what a beautiful necklace. and the inspiration is awesome. so thoughtful. Be Blessed

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Mary K. McGraw said...

Love that you got your inspiration from nature. Wonderful necklace.

Elisabeth said...

Beautiful - love the red!

Spirited Earth said...

this is such a gorgeous necklace..your color combo is one of my fav's
everything works beautifully together

Brandi said...

You nailed the colors! And I think it's awesome your mom wanted to play, too - I'm off to see how she did!

Nicki said...

this is really you. the colors, the design, the weight. Congratulations to another very special piece.

JeannieK said...

I love the beads in your mom's necklace. What are they? Orphan beads, got-a-love-them. Now they all have friends and can play toghter. Great piece.

My Life Under the Bus said...

So gorgeous - I'm in love with that focal!!! Happy Blog Hopping!!!

Rebecca said...

I love what you've done here! And I think it's so nice that you shared the challenge with your mum - I'll head to her blog once I've posted this! Lovely autumnal colours.

Imaginative Jewelry said...

You found the perfect inspiration. Not only the color palette but your tree!!!!

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Great use of your palette!

stregata said...

Beautiful necklace, what a great palette!

steufel said...

Great interpretation of your palette.

Lisa Godfrey said...

Very pretty! Love those lampwork beads and the connector. The coral beads make perfect "berries". :-)

Silver Parrot said...

Beautiful job! You got some great colors to work with!

Lisa Tracy said...

Emanda, your necklace looks good enough to eat! Funny, when I saw your palette I immediately thought of a cherry tree, so I guess we were thinking along the same lines. Beautiful work!

rosebud101 said...

Wow! I think you did a great job!!!! Amazing!

Boot ~C said...

E you turned a bunch of orphans into a family!beautiful, & I am SO jealous you have a cherry tree ;)

Nicole Valentine-Rimmer said...

Great fall colors, and a nice juicy red! Great work!

MoonRae said...

Lovely piece!Very interesting color palette and you really pulled it off beautifully
~Sharon~

I LOVE color! said...

My daughter I have finally gotten to the end of the partisapating artist list in the blog-hop. It was eczelrating. fun funfun.THANKS for including me!
XOXOXOX
Be Blessed

Kinderhook said...

I'm really enjoying all the posts in this series. Your necklace is beautiful. I love the way all the colors go together. --SallyA

rockcreekcreations said...

I don't normally like using yellow, but it really, really worked in your piece. I've very impressed!! Good job!

Artisan Clay said...

Wow those colors are RICH! It looks great for this season.

BooBeads said...

Wow those lampies did work perfectly with this!

Beautiful way to pull them together!

Gaby Bee said...

This necklace is awesome! I love the way you blend it all together! Brilliant!