One Crayon Color Challenge


Add Spice To Your Life With Orange

I love color!  The tagline for my business is:  Luscious Color.  Lasting Quality.  Its  color that makes my heart sing!  So when I read that Sally Russick, of  The Studio Sublime ,was hosting a color challenge blog hop, I signed up right away!

While playing with some crayons, Sally got the idea to host this color challenge.  Participants each chose one color to work with – and one color only! We could use all shades and variations of our chosen color, but  no other colors.  For someone who designs for the joy of rich color combinations, being confined to just one color was, indeed, a challenge.

I chose the color orange and had the good fortune of having been given a number of orange art beads recently.  I received orange spacer beads from Erin Siegel in a bead swap at the Philadelphia Bead Fest in April.  After the bead swap we had a drawing for door prizes and I won the fantastic orange polymer clay heart by artist extraordinaire, Staci Smith. The two enamel beads near the pendant are by Barbara Lewis of Painting With Fire.  There’s also one small lampwork bead by Radiant Mind.  The remainder of the necklace consists of artisan and commercially produced ceramic beads, handmade Indonesian glass, pressed glass, copper and brass.

handmade orange necklace

“Orange You Glad I Love You?” necklace

I wanted to challenge myself a bit, so I strung the pendant and beads on cotton cording.  I’ve only done a few necklaces and earrings with cording and I’m having fun experimenting with it.  I’ve recently started making some of my own clasps.  The clasp on this necklace is hand formed and forged of brass and it hooks into an orange resin ring.

handmade orange necklace

“Orange You Glad I Love You?” necklace, with handmade clasp

I haven’t had time to add this to my shop yet, but if you are interested, contact me or leave a comment below.

Thank you, Sally!  This was a great idea for a challenge!

handmade orange necklace

“Orange You Glad I Love You?” necklace

The links to all the other participants are listed below.

Hosted by:

Sally Russick  http://thestudiosublime.com

Red

Therese Frank  http://theresestreasures59.blogspot.com

Rochelle Brisson  http://acreativechelle.blogspot.com

Lisa Lodge   http://pineridgetreasures.blogspot.com

Malin de Koning  http://beadingbymalindekoning.blogspot.com

Bobbie Rafferty   http://beadsong.blogspot.com

Orange

Linda Landig  http://LindasBeadBlog.com  You are here!

Cherrie Fick  http://designsinthelight.com

Beth McLarnan http://threetrees-art.blogspot.com

Cece Cormier  http://thebeadingyogini.com

Renetha Stanziano   http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com

Tanya Goodwin  http://pixiloo.blogspot.com

Jean Welles  http://jeanawells.blogspot.com

Amy Severino   http://amybeads.blogspot.com

Rebekah Payne   http://treewingsstudio.com

Lola Surwillo  http://.beadlolabead.blogspot.com

Judy Turner   http://silver-rains.blogspot.com

 Yellow

Jennifer Justman  http://soulsfiredesigns.blogspot.com

Rose Brisson    http://ahteesblog.blogspot.com

Kim Bender  http://www.kimmykats.com/

Heather Powers   http://humblebeads.blogspot.com

Shelly Joyce  http://www.aujourlejour-shelly.blogspot.com

Blue

Cherie Reed  http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com

Rebecca Anderson  http://songbeads.blogspot.com

Hope Smitherman  http://craftyhope.blogspot.com

Patti Vanderbloemen  http://myaddictionshandcrafted.blogspot.com

Michelle Buettner  http://MiShelDesigns.blogspot.com

Alicia Marinache  http://allprettythings.ca

Charissa Sloper   http://blog.obsidiansoda.com

Sonya Stille  http://dreaminofbeads.blogspot.com

Maria Grimes  http://mariagrimes.blogspot.com

Nancy Saccoccio  http://risingdesigns.blogspot.com

Sandi Volpe   http://sandivolpe.com

Joanne Tinley  http://daisychaindesignsjewellery.blogspot.com

Catherine Pruitt  http://boobeads.blogspot.com

 Green

Mary Harding  http://maryhardingjewelrybeadblog.blogspot.com

Karin Gilman http://www.qaygee.blogspot.com/

Jayne Capps   http://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com

Lorelei Eurto  http://lorelei1141.blogspot.com

Melissa Meman http://melissameman.blogspot.com

Alice Peterson  http://alice-dreaming.blogspot.com

Jenny Davies Reazor   http://www.jdaviesreazor.com

Cynthia Machata    http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com

Melissa Essenburg  http://chinookdesigns.blogspot.com

Regina Santerre  http://reginaswritings.blogspot.com

Lauren Streets  http://ornthoughts.wordpress.com

Elizabeth Auld  http://beadsforbusygals.com

Purple

Tracy Mok   http://bumblebeadsdesigns.blogspot.com

Jennifer Judd Velasquez http://jenjuddrocks.blogspot.com

Marti Conrad  http://marticsclay.blogspot.com

Lori Anderson  http://prettythingsblog.com

Donna Bradley  http://strandedbeads.blogspot.com

Courtney Breul  http://beadsbybreul.blogspot.com

Linda Younkman   http://lindysdesigns.blogspot.com

Susan Kennedy  http://www.suebeads.blogspot.com

Lisa Liddy   http://Lisaliddy.wordpress.com

Tracy Stillman  http://www.tracystillmandesigns.com

Dawn Doucette  http://designsbydawnmarie.blogspot.com

Brown

Diana Ptaszynski   http://suburbangirlstudio.com

Shannon Chomanczuk  http://formysweetdaughter.blogspot.com/

Janice Everett   http://JLynnJewels.blogspot.com

Karen Williams  http://Baublicious.blogspot.com

Black

Kashmira Patel  http://sadafulee.blogspot.com

Heidi Post  http://expostfactojewelry.blogspot.com/

Birgitta Lejonklou  http://lejonklou.blogspot.com/

Holly Westfall  http://silverrosedesigns.blogspot.com/

Karin Slaton  http://backstorybeads.blogspot.com

I love all things beady and beautiful! I design jewelry, blog, arrange flowers, travel, spend time with family and friends, cook, savor nature, and enjoy reading. email: llandig@msn.com

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41 comments on “One Crayon Color Challenge
  1. Oh this is luscious! Beautifully done – the perfect beads and colors!!

  2. kim says:

    You have created a lovely piece with tones and texture. How fun to be able to use so many artist’s beads in one piece! A very whimsical piece to wear! Lovely

  3. Beautiful job! You used some amazing art beads today! The more creations I see with “tangerine tango”…the more I am loving this color! You did a great job with the cotton cording, too! Beautiful necklace!

  4. Great job with the orange. Lovely piece. Like all the different textures used.

  5. Staci’s heart is PERFECT! I love orange and this piece is stunning. I love the use of cord and chain. Such a happy, bright piece.

  6. Alice says:

    A fantastic piece! I love the variety of beads you chose which really draws me in. Your handmade components and the knotting technique is terrific! And the name you chose for this fun piece is so clever!

  7. studiosublime says:

    Thank you Linda for participating in the one crayon challenge and creating a perfectly, spicy necklace!! The beads compliment Staci’s beautiful focal wonderfully. I love how you strung the beads on the cord, it adds such lovely texture and all those beautiful orange hues!! Lovely!!

  8. Tammie E says:

    I’m not usually a fan of orange, but I really like what you have done here. Nice job!

  9. CraftyHope says:

    I love color the same way you do and I would have been absolutely intimidated about designing a whole piece in ORANGE. See, most of the time orange and I are polite in mixed company, but when alone with each other we just can’t seem to find anything in common.

    Anyway!! YOur orange necklace is really something special. I adore all the art beads and personal touches you were able to use. It really turned out awesomely!

  10. Your necklace is beautiful. I love all the different components – all so different from each other, but yet they tie together so well on the cord. It is a wonderful composition. Great job.

  11. antiquitytravelers says:

    What a beautifully warm design with deep oranges!

  12. Linda,
    Your necklace is gorgeous I love all the different shades of orange and the different elements used in your piece. I find that I have been gravitating to orange lately and it is a color I used to dislike.
    Therese

  13. aliciaallprettythings says:

    Beautiful work, Linda! I love how you mixed all those various media andmade it look fluid and happy, not one ounce busy. The cord is a very nice touch – and the name of the necklace is perfect!

  14. Holly says:

    Linda, what a gorgeous necklace! That focal is lovely, and I like how you pulled out the cording to experiment with. What a lovely cornucopia of orange you’ve used too! Beautiful…

  15. What a gorgeous piece, Linda! I, too love orange, and you sure did the color justice with your necklace! And what a great name for the piece!

  16. I love the mix of chain and cording! Orange is a color I have trouble working with and I love seeing what a beautiful job you did with it.

  17. Cheri Reed says:

    OMG, I love it and I love the name “Orange you glad I love you” how perfect…creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com

  18. Pixiloo says:

    That is such a wonderful display of orange. I love all the different hues. The necklace is so bright and fun! Wonderful job!

  19. Jo Tinley says:

    What a lovely necklace! I always have trouble with orange, and to be honest tend to avoid it, but you’ve done beautifully!

  20. It’s gorgeous – I love it! I love Staci’s heart – you did a fantastic job with Orange!

  21. Diana P. says:

    Yay! I love that you used lots of your Bead Fest goodies!

  22. Beth says:

    Lovely necklace! Love the different textures and colors of orange you have incorporated!

  23. Marti C. says:

    Very nice Linda! Great colors together!

  24. Heather P. says:

    I love the mix of textures and all the different hues of orange you pulled together in this successful design. I think the knotted work between the beads adds such a lovely bit of texture!

  25. Sharyl says:

    I’ve had a “craving” for orange this Spring too! Most of the beads I’ve bought have been small gemstones. Looks like a bigger, bolder look is in order! These are terrific!

  26. joolzbylisa says:

    That’s beautiful! Great textures and shades of orange!

  27. Bobbie says:

    Luscious color, indeed! The heart is a gorgeous starting point, and how lucky that you had some many other great orange choices in your collection to work with. This is a show stopper!

  28. Sonya Stille says:

    The name of your necklace is as amazing as the design of it! I really love it.

  29. Beautiful, it’s definitely luscious colour, and Staci’s pendant is divine, she’ll love what you’ve done with it for sure. :)

  30. Lola says:

    This necklace is beautiful! I love the variety of the beads you used and the awesome clasp!

  31. Jen says:

    Hi Linda! Orange will always be my favorite…since the day I first painted my bedroom walls a crazy sherbet mango color. :) Love the great bead combination! It’s like a celebration of artistry! Have a great Sunday. :)
    Jen

  32. Linda, where oh where do you find the time to hook up with all these interesting challenges? I love monchormatic design and appreciate the one color design idea! You created a beautiful bracelet.

  33. Karin says:

    Luscious spicy oranges – I see saffron, cinnamon, turmeric, pumpkin. Now I’m hungry! I’d love to wear this to dinner – how those warm tones would glow by candlelight. Enchanting!

  34. Heidi Post says:

    Ooh, this is great! So fun & playful :)

  35. Linda – Every time your are in a blog hop I look forward to seeing what you create – I know that whatever it is, it will be awesome! This necklace is beautiful! Staci’s heart is just perfect. Another great job!

  36. Judy Turner says:

    I so enjoy the different elements you incorporated into this necklace, Lovely!

  37. regina says:

    Love the necklace, what a great selection of beads, a wonderful tribute to orange!

  38. pinkzinnias says:

    Wowee! I love this! Orange was gonna be my color, but I buckled and chose my go=to color green. You did great!

  39. Elisabeth says:

    Really incredible necklace Linda – great color and texture!

  40. Rebekah says:

    Mmm! the oranges you chose are my favorites!! What a gorgeous necklace Linda!

  41. Jenny says:

    I will confess – not a fan of orange. But what you did with different hues, and textures, I really like!

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