Don’t you just love Erin Prais-Hintz’s Color Challenge Blog Hop ? This challenge was a REAL challenge for me. Not a challenge in the sense of difficulty, but the time crunch got to me. I have been thinking about the beautiful color scheme Erin sent me from the US Geological Survey Earth as Art representing the Lake District of England. I have been to the Lake District and have very fond memories and inspirations from my time there.
However, here’s what I pulled together to begin work on the challenge:
Left to right, agate green seed bead mix, lamp-work glass beads “turquoise” cross (so close!), crystals, dichroic glass, and braided sari silk among other bits and bobs.
As I was working on the necklace, though, I stumbled on a little project I had been working on a couple of weeks ago using vintage women’s watches. The light bulb went off over my head! Here’s what I designed. It’s called Reliquary for a Fabri-holic.
The watch cases contain tiny scraps of the beautiful sari silk in colors of the Lake District image. It reminds me of a medieval crystal reliquary I saw several years ago that contained threads from the Virgin’s Tunic. The necklace of twisted brass links hangs about 30 inches and looks very antique.
So, did I capture the scheme? (It was difficult to photograph) Here’s a detail.
Thanks to Erin for hosting the hop. Now, go on over to Erin's blog and check out the other hoppers.
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