I love playing with color, so I jumped right on board when I read that jewelry designer, Erin Prais-Hintz was hosting a color challenge blog hop. Erin is the author of the blog, Treasures Found. You can view her beautiful pendants and finished jewelry in her shop, Tesori Trovati .
- Participation is limited to the first 100 to sign up from November 1st-4th, 2011.
- Select only one color family, from the chart below, for your unique color palette. This can be a color that you love to design in (safe) or something that is difficult for you (challenge). Please keep in mind that this color will not be the exact color on your palette, but a varied hue of that color will be on your palette. That is part of the fun!
- Create an accessory using the colors on your palette and then publish a post on your colors, inspiration and design on Wednesday, November 30th.
I chose the color green, because I have a lot of green beads and I wanted to use up some of excess. I had hoped to avoid having to buy new beads, but of course that didn’t work out, because I also ended up having red in my color palette and I couldn’t find the right shade of red in my stash. So off I went to the bead store – you know, any excuse will do when it comes to bead shopping!
The color palettes were designed by Jessica Colaluca of Design Seeds. I love Design Seeds! The palettes are so inspiring. If you love color, you must visit Design Seeds! So without further ado, here is the palette I was assigned:
I really like these colors. They remind me of a cabin in the woods. I picture myself, wrapped up in a warm, red, green and brown blanket, after a long walk through the snowy woods. With that in mind, I named my necklace, “Walk In The Woods“.
The pendant is by Erin Seigel of Erin Seigel Jewelry.
Here are the types of beads I used for each color:
- Brown – I used tapered brown glass rounds and silver-lined, root beer colored square seed beads.
- Red – Picasso-finished 4mm red rounds, dark ruby tear drops and a red and green Czech lamped bead.
- Dark Green – 4 mm malachite rounds
- Medium and Light Green– Two shades of green aventurine, in two different shapes
I wanted the necklace to be a little bit asymmetrical but I had a hard time getting it just right. Originally I had a beige lampwork bead where the red one is. But it was the same color as the pendant and just faded into the background. I asked my husband what he thought and he came up with the idea of framing the beige lampwork with a few red drops, that were a little bit brighter than the red Picasso rounds. Eventually I decided that the beige lampwork had to go, and I replaced it with this swirly red and green one. I think its OK now. What do you think?
The “Walk In The Woods” necklace is now available in my ArtFire Studio.
I would like to thank Erin and Jessica for organizing this blog hop. I’m really looking forward to seeing what everyone has created using their color palette. Erin is hosting a giveaway on her blog today for anyone who makes a comment but did not participate in the challenge. So be sure to stop by Treasures Found and leave comment on her blog.
Here is a list of all the Challenge of Color Blog Hop participants: