The Challenge of Color Blog Hop


(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.

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.

River Bend Bracelet 2

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.

River Bend Bracelet 4

River Bend Bracelet 3

River Bend Bracelet 7

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.

Please enjoy this virtual house party with all my colorful friends!:
Want to join in the fun next time?
The Challenges are held quarterly in February, May, August and November.
Check Erin’s blog the first week in February for sign ups for the 2nd Annual Challenge of Music!

31 thoughts on “The Challenge of Color Blog Hop

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  2. 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!

  3. 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

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