(Find the Art Jewelry Elements Component of the Month blog hop here!)
Erin Prais-Hintz is hosting a color challenge on her blog, Treasures Found. Each challenge participant was given two random color palettes from a curated pool of 40 that Brandi Hussey created inspired by the USGS Earth As Art landsat satellite images. These images are so amazing and inspiring!
Of the two palettes that we were given, we could choose which one would inspire our bead design. I chose the Ugab River.
I haven’t designed much with gemstones lately, so I decided to accent a lampwork bead with green garnets, amethyst, a few seed beads and a button. I’ve had the lampwork bead for so long that I no longer know who made it, but I thought the bead’s meandering lines and markings looked a lot like a birdseye view of the Ugab river’s path. The lampwork bead does a nice job of picking up the greens, purple and teal in this color palette.
The Thai enameled button is a deep purple on gold-colored metal. The center of the button features a glittery silver heart and there are cut-out areas surrounding the heart. A light purple and teal seed bead loop fits around the button closure.
We have an abundance of beady eye candy to enjoy today! All the blogs that are participating in the color challenge are listed below. Plus, don’t forget to check out the Component of the Month blog hop, sponsored by Art Jewelry Elements, (as mentioned at the beginning of this post). Remember, you can enjoy all this creative talent over the course of several days. So grab a nice cup of tea, put on your favorite music and enjoy visiting the links below.
As happens every year, the detours in our life sometimes get in the way of our best intentions. Some of the hoppers in the list below might not have a post…or might have one later. Consider showing them some love and support anyway! They will be with us in spirit.
Jeannie Dukic (life threw her a curveball, spread some sunshine to her anyway!)
Mary K McGraw
Kristen Stevens (her Muse is on vacation – hop over and give her Muse a nudge 😉
Tracy Stillman (hard to bead with a wrist injury, send healing thoughts)
Shelley Graham Turner
So pretty, Linda. Love that color palette.
So pretty! Your selected gemstones are a perfect match to that lampwork focal – and I just love that button focal! Beautiful!
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What a PERFECT bead – beautiful piece.
What a fantastic focal, Linda! And I love your choices of gemstones to match!
The lampwork bead goes so well with your palette! It’s so nice o use something after holding on to it so long, isn’t it! Great job!
Amazing Linda, the beads markings really do recall a river’s path, and you’ve highlighted the colours perfectly 🙂
That lampwork bead really works great with your palette as do the rest of the beads you selected to compliment it. It’s a fab bracelet overall!!
I love your palette! You definately picked up all the colors in your bracelet. What a great piece!
Your bracelet is gorgeous. I love the focal bead .. it fits in perfectly with your palette. That button is gorgeous as well!
Outstanding!! You matched your color palette very well. I love that lampworked bead.
Beautiful piece and your focal bead really picks up the colors – LOVE ~JLynn
I can’t believe how well the purple clasp sets off the other colors so well. Lovely.
I love how the lampwork focal mimics the lines in the photo – excellent choice! Everything together works so well! Thank you for playing along!
You chose a wonderful palette to work with and did a great job! The lampwork focal and the clasp are gorgeous!
OMG – those colours are divine – just love the whole design! Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ
Beautiful design. I love the idea of the feather/bird effect in the lampwork bead and the bird soaring over the earth.
I love that you have managed to use the palette and the image in your piece. The lampwork bead in gorgeous!
An elegant composition, Linda… and a superb colour interpretation!
I love how the lampwork looks exactly like your pallet. Quite alluring.
Love the colors – the bead and button are perfect for you piece. Awesome work!
Oh, Miss Linda! That is the perfect embodiment of that palette! I think that lampwork bead is so beautiful. Those swirling colors really evoke the picture. Thank you so much for joining me in this color filled journey! I always enjoy playing with you. Enjoy the day! Erin
I love your color palette and the bracelet you created from it’s inspiration. Gorgeous!
Gorgeous bracelet and perfect interpretation of the color palette.
Seriously lovely…you did an amazing job!
The lampwork bead was perfect for this project. Beautiful work.
Oh yes the perfect focal and such an interesting clasp, I love how you brought it all together. Great job!
Your bracelet is fantastic. That focal really captures the colors and the look of your palette. Very pretty.
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The lampwork focal and the enameled button are lovely. And all the other beads pull this together to make one beautiful piece!