Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Challenge of Color Blog Hop (And A Giveaway!)

 

Welcome to the second Challenge of Color Blog Hop, created by our talented ringmaster Erin of Tesori Trovati Jewelry.

Here's the basic scoop: each participant chose a color from a selection of twelve.  We were then assigned a palette based around that color, designed by the uber-talented Jessica Colaluca of Design Seeds.  I chose teal, and was a little surprised when the name of my assigned palette was "Lime Hues."  But as you see above, it is built around the lovely mild teal.

Now honestly, the wisdom of signing up for a challenge whose reveal date was between Thanksgiving and Christmas, situated on top of two art shows and smack dab in the middle of one of the real crunch times at my job shows an unusual tolerance for mad activity.  I had grand visions of creating a spectacular woven piece that would do justice to the luscious colors I'd been gifted with.

(Keep reading until after the pictures for information on the giveaway!)

In reality, I ended up doing some weaving and some stringing.  Here's what came off the work table right under the deadline!

First the necklace, for which I created three separate woven rings with combinations of different colors and materials.  The finished necklace is nice and long (about 30"), with the rings on a double strand of copper chain.

faceted Czech glass beads are a lovely teal with a hint of the lime chartreuse

a variety of seed beads

marble beads with seeds in the green, blue, and chartreuse shades

imagine this rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise 
(like it was when I uploaded it...)

The earrings:



And the bracelet:

featuring a great ceramic button I picked up at a July 4 art fair by a NC artist -- 
she didn't have a website, but I'll have to go dig out her card and put her name here later

Thanks to Erin for coordinating all of this, thanks to Jessica for allowing us to use her palettes as inspiration, and thanks to you for looking!  And now for the giveaway:  leave a comment here, and you'll be entered in a drawing for one of the pieces I created for this hop -- that's right, three winners!  If you tweet, facebook, or blog about this post, you'll get another entry for each posting.  Just think - three gifts within your grasp (okay, keep it for yourself.  I won't tell!)

Here are the other participants in the hop -- I'll be enjoying all the beautiful creations, too!

18 Tari Kahrs ~ Orange ~ Citrus Tones
35 CJ Bauschka ~ Teal ~ Teal Air
41 Jenni Connolly ~ Gray ~ Paw Tones

40 comments:

T... said...

what wonderful creations and great use of the colours you had to work with...love the tones....and your beadwork...

Alice said...

Wow, you put a lot of work into these pieces! I just love them all! I'm always amazed at those who can work magic with little seed beads!

Pixiloo said...

Those are just amazing. I love the necklace and your woven rings. Honestly, the copper chain just makes them even more beautiful. You used the colors so well and definitely did justice to your palette.

Triptophonic Studios said...

it takes time putting those focals together! great pieces for the challenge!

Stephani Gorman said...

Wonderful! I can tell you could not stop! ;) Beautiful!

Cynthia said...

I am always in awe of seed beaders. You pieces turned out stunning. I'd be fortunate to win any of them!

TesoriTrovati said...

Miss Bobbie! What a wonderful gift to give them away! You and I both must have that same tolerance for madness. Is that why I am suffering from a migraine today?
Thank you so much for playing along with me in this challenge of color!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

I LOVE color! said...

Beautiful designs wonderful colors
Be blessed to be a blessing

JeannieK said...

I love your designs. Bead work fascinates me. The earrings are sublime. I don't wear jewelry, so please bestow the honor on someone else who will actually wear it.

JeannieK said...

I love your designs. Bead work fascinates me. The earrings are sublime. I don't wear jewelry, so please bestow the honor on someone else who will actually wear it.

indigo heart said...

beautiful work! love that palette.

Amy said...

Wow - I just adore what you "whipped up" to do the challenge! I love your woven focal and the accent pieces. Perfect execution of your palette too!

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Love the color palette! I didn't know what to expect when I saw "lime hues" but wow, what a gorgeous combo!

Your beaded rings you created for the necklace are stunning! Truly unique and the combo of colors pretty much goes with any outfit you want to wear!
{Hugs!}

Molly Alexander said...

Beautiful job - I love your seed bead work. The earrings are so whimsical and have so much movement. Great job!

Jenni said...

Fantastic work... Especially considering all the other things on your plate as well! You really put so much in to those pieces. Love the wonderful necklace with the seed bead elements and the great chain. I think you are quite a high achiever!! Very generous to give away such lovely work.
Jenni

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Love all the pieces, and especially the bracelet with the big focal!

Shaiha said...

I love the combo of the copper chain and the beaded beads. Heck I would even say that I am lust. Great job!

Shaiha said...

I share this post on FB

https://www.facebook.com/sShaiha/posts/246742338721304

Shaiha said...

I tweeted.

https://twitter.com/#!/Shaiha_/status/142028201294704640

KayzKreationz said...

What great pieces. I love the seed bead work. The earrings are adorable. And the bracelet is very pretty. Nice job with your palette.

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about your challenge pieces and the giveaway.

KayzKreationz said...

Just posted to my facebook group page, Etsy/Artfire United.
http://facebook.com/KayzKreationzGlassKreationz

Skye said...

Awesome pieces :) and I LOVE that color palette you got!! lol

Heidi said...

What fun pieces, and a great use of your palette - even if it wasn't what you'd initially set out to do. Sometimes we get really great results from the unexpected :)

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

What a gorgeous collection! You really worked the colors together in a beautiful, fun way! The bracelet is my favorite...although I really like the longer length of the necklace and the earrings are so much fun! Hope I am one of the lucky winners!

Kristen said...

Oh my gosh Bobby I love your weaving! I am a new follower for sure!

Shirley said...

I'm in love, I'm in love" she sings! what a gorgeous design in your necklace. Totally loving the peyote earrings. So don't know if I could pull off wearing that bracelet, but I'd give it a shot! :)

SoulsFireDesigns said...

What a creative set of pieces! You do such amazing things with beads :)

For My Sweet Daughter said...

very pretty pieces! Love that button bracelet.

Regina said...

Wow, they are all beautiful. Great workmanship. The earrings are my favorite, so colorful, so cute.

maneki said...

Great job! My fave is the necklace, love how well the double copper chain goes with the beadwoven components. Yum!

chicandfrog said...

I really really really love the Czech and the marble beads you used! They are wonderful. Great pieces!

Ambra

CraftyHope said...

Wow, it's amazing that you are able to accomplish so much. All of your pieces for this challenge are lovely, but I really love the fun and whimsy of those earrings!

Starstruckbooks said...

Wow, your beadwork is really lovely. All these pieces are so much fun and intricate. Thank you for sharing the with us all!

Maria said...

They are all beautiful!

Marcie Abney said...

Very creative pieces! Your weaving is wonderful!

designsbysusan said...

Thank you for stopping by the virtual craft show! I love your blog and look forward to seeing more. I hope you take the time to check out my designs at designs by susan
http://designsbysusan-dbs.blogspot.com/ and www.facebook.com/designsbysusan. Hope to see you!

BackstoryBeads said...

You must have been so excited when you saw your colors, and oh, what you did with them! They balance each other wonderfully in your designs and I especially love those flourishes of raspberry. Inspired!

Kristi said...

All are wonderful! Beautiful use of the colors!

SueBeads said...

Very beautiful palette and gorgeous work!