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:
This is gorgeous!! Wonderful interpretation of the colours and so festive too!
wonderful piece Linda, very festive…has me thinking of a walk on Christmas day…..
Ohh, that screams xmas to me! Love it!
Beautiful! I just love the lampwork beads and all the lovely colors. And the focal brings an earthyness to the piece.
Linda, that is so pretty. I love how you made all the colors work together. The swirly bead is fantastic .. more than okay, I’d say. 🙂
Very festive! Perfect!
This is a festive design! I am sorry that you had to go hunting for red beads, but I think that you chose wisely! This is a lovely necklace, I love all of Erin Seigel’s work. Thank you for playing along with me in the challenge of color!
Enjoy the day!
I love your necklace. It invokes winter and woods. A great necklace to wear during the holidays, without being “over-the-top” Christmas-y. Great job.
Your necklace is just lovely the colors and design remind me of Christmas.
Be blessed to be a blessing
Such a wonderful necklace – your name for it is perfect and you captured your palette gloriously! Beautiful use of your palette!
Thank you so much for taking me on the lovely ‘walk’. You incorporated your color palette beautifully into a gorgeous design. Well done! 🙂
I am totally in love with this necklace! Great job. It definitely feels like a walk in the wintertime woods.
For some reason the link back to me is not right. My blog is http://www.pineridgetreasures.blogspot.com
You are so lucky. Any time I ask my husband for input all I get is that it looks great. And I have asked for critical replies. Oh well.
As far as the necklace…I love it. I can picture heading to Grandma’s house in a sleigh thru the pine trees.
I love your palette and the way you interpreted it. I really like that red/green swirly lampwork bead and the assymetrical look to your piece. Great job.
Good call on that red & green lampwork. The palette is gorgeous! You’ve made a lovely piece 🙂
Gorgeous design. I love the asymmetrical bead-adds the perfect touch, making it a bit contemporary and a lot of fun! Pendant is beautiful and so is the name you gave the piece! Nice work.
Pretty! You did a really nice job with the asymmetrical design — and it echoes the mood without being too cliche. Good for you!
Lovely Linda!!! The brown rounds mimic the shape of the cactus for me – this is great!
Bravo! You did a wonderful job incorporating all the colors of your palette into your necklace 🙂
You have perfectly captured the colors of your palette. Lovely necklace!
You have created a fun and festive necklace with the great palette.
Pretty and festive!
The red and green Czech lamped bead is really beautiful. You worked with a very nice palette!
It makes me feel like Christmas…’walk in the woods’ off to pick out the perfect X-mas tree, then home for spiced hot chocolate…mmm… Lovely piece, perfect to wear to the big Christmas party night!
Oh I really love this neckace so woodsy!
This necklace just put me in the mood for Christmas! Lovely!
Linda, I love your necklace..so festive and fun…it definately evokes a feeling of woods and trees .
Love the addition of the swirly red lampwork…great choice and the focal is so earthy…the branches also mimic the cactus lines a little, too. A beautiful result. I have had trouble sending this ….moved to standard setting..fingers crossed!
Linda, Due to some computer problems I’m still trying to work my way through the hop. Sorry it’s taken so long to get to you!!
Anyway, you necklace is really great. I’m especially smitten with the asymmetry you created by adding in that one large bead on the side. Really neat design! And, yes. . .even if that picture is of a cactus, the palette is still quite cozy and Christmas-y. Well done!!
Very nice interpretation of your palette! I think you managed the asymmetry, which I find just so hard myself. The colours makes it feel like perfect for christmas, but still without being too “christmassy”. (I know not everyone consider ‘perfect for christmas’ a compliment so I hope you don’t mind my choice of words.) Well done!
“perfect for Christmas” seems like a compliment to me! Thank you, Kristina!
I think is is beautiful and festive!
Beautiful! Very Christmasy to me too!