Saturday, May 5, 2012

One Crayon Challenge - The Reveal!

Sally Russick, the fabulous lady from the Studio Sublime is hosting the One Crayon Challenge - the idea is that each participant chooses a color from the original Crayola box and creates a piece with ONLY the shades and hues of that color.

I chose red, mainly because I'd just gotten this fabulous red lampwork disc and wanted to do something to feature it.

And as if working within one color wasn't challenge enough, I decided only to use things in my stash.  That's right, friends, no shopping after choosing the color.  (Insert horrified scream of disbelief here)

I wanted to echo the swirl of the focal disc in the rest of the piece.  So here, in honor of both the challenge, and because the Kentucky Derby is happening about three miles from my house today, here is The Run For The Roses:



Thanks for looking!  Go check out the others who've been playing with crayons:

Hosted by:

Sally Russick  http://thestudiosublime.com

Red

Bobbie Rafferty   http://beadsong.blogspot.com

Orange

Linda Landig  http://LindasBeadBlog.com
Renetha Stanziano   http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com
Tanya Goodwin  http://pixiloo.blogspot.com
Amy Severino   http://amybeads.blogspot.com

 Yellow

Heather Powers   http://humblebeads.blogspot.com

Blue

Rebecca Anderson  http://songbeads.blogspot.com
Hope Smitherman  http://craftyhope.blogspot.com
Alicia Marinache  http://allprettythings.ca
Charissa Sloper   http://blog.obsidiansoda.com
Sandi Volpe   http://sandivolpe.com

 Green

Jenny Davies Reazor   http://www.jdaviesreazor.com
Elizabeth Auld  http://beadsforbusygals.com

Purple

Jennifer Judd Velasquez http://jenjuddrocks.blogspot.com
Lori Anderson  http://prettythingsblog.com

Brown

Diana Ptaszynski   http://suburbangirlstudio.com
Janice Everett   http://JLynnJewels.blogspot.com

Black


46 comments:

kimmykats said...

Smiling....what a fitting piece... the run for the roses. Love the idea of making yourself use what you had too. Beadwork has been catching my eye of late and your piece makes it more so. Beautiful necklace.

Ginger Bishop said...

So I see a tranquility garden (you know with the sand perfectly patterned), but in red. You've got calm & intense together. It's great!

Patti Van said...

Wow! I love the name of your piece! You did a great job , both with the design and using what is in your stash! Congratulations! And, Happy Derby Day!

Sally Russick said...

Bobbie, WOW! WOW! WOW! Absolutely GORGEOUS beadwork! What a showstopper of a necklace! I can see this necklace paired with a big hat and mint julep!! Thank you so much for taking the time to participate in the one crayon challenge!

Alice said...

Gasp! That's an amazing piece! Love the discs, love the color, love the idea behind your design!!!

The discs actually remind me, not only of roses, but also of the lovely hats the women wear.

Alicia said...

Oh, wow - such a gorgeous necklace! I would have never thought to bead-weave the lampworke beads in... the result is truly stunning. Thanks for sharing!

CraftyHope said...

Oh yes! If I had that red bead, I'd have wanted to use it as well! Your necklace (and its Derby tie-in theme) are really great! Wonderful, wonderful job.

Pixiloo said...

Bobbie, I am speechless. I love that large focal and your bead embroidery is amazing. The circles are a wonderful idea and the whole thing is beautiful.

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Wow! That is a very beautiful necklace - I love it! I really like the humor in your post (using only your bead stash - horrified screams of disbelief - lol).

Jean A. Wells said...

What a great necklace! I am in awe of you seed beaders out there. The things you can do with them. So far I am getting pretty good at stringing them on string, but this piece is gorgeous. Great job.

AntiquityTravelers said...

Holy smokes that is some amazing bead work! I love all the shades of red and that focal looks amazing as the central piece!

Therese's Treasures said...

Wow Bobbie,
Your necklace is gorgeous! I love your focal piece that red disk is awesome and I like what you did with the others to compliment the focal. To me they remind me of straw hats. I'm sure there will be lots of those worn today!
Therese

Maria said...

So Pretty!
xo

Shel said...

Oh, fun, fun, fun! Such a bright and cheery piece. I'm in awe at everyone who actually uses those tiny little seed beads to weave,..amazing. I didn't let myself buy anything new either - it's fun using what you already have and makes it even more of a challenge that way. I love your necklace!!

Jo said...

Beautiful work! Such an eye catching necklace!

Holly said...

Oh! Thanks so much for the reminder about the Derby!! Must watch...

And I love your necklace! That focal is amazing, and the textures of the whole piece just call out for a sneaky touch!

BackstoryBeads said...

What a fun piece. Perfect for the Derby, but sure to turn heads anytime! (My heart is always in Louisville on Derby Day!)

Pretty Things said...

Excellent! I love the variety of colors and designs in the centers of the circles.

Cheri said...

This is so cool, I understand why you chose red. Great work..enjoy hopping around. Cheri

Halinka said...

Hello:-)
Possibly,the use of only two colors,or monochromatic ones seems to be boring,or even difficult,but look here,how perfectly You have been able to operate with them:-)
Very interesting interpretation of the color challenge.
Greetings from Sweden-Halinka-

KJ said...

I have been waiting for this reveal and I must say I am not disappointed. You rose to the challenge... and no, I did not intend a pun. That is spectacular.

Kashmira said...

Interesting how you came up with the idea :) very pretty!

SueBeads said...

Very cool! Love the name! I love your beadwork - great job!

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

The necklace is beautiful! Love how you showcased the lampwork bead! Love the use of the red ribbon too! Gorgeous!

Amy said...

Ooohh! This is really a show-stopper! I love how you used this great focal and how you complemented it!

Kristen said...

Oh how pretty! Nice work!

shelly said...

i just smiled really big when i saw your necklace..so beautiful!

Karen Williams said...

Wow Bobby! So fun, and s different from what I think of as your normal work, too. Beautiful bead work!

Courtney said...

I love your roses! What a stunning piece. Your beadwork is amazing. :)

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

Your necklace is really cool, and I am simply amazed that you did not go shopping! My DH wishes I would do that same thing.

Tracy said...

Bobbie, just love your bold statement piece necklace, it's awesome!

Lola said...

This is SO lovely! Very creative! And using only what was in your stash makes it even moreso ...

Marti C. said...

Fantastic roses!

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

Love this playful necklace a real smile starter !!

Heidi Post said...

That lampwork disk is great! What a great piece you've made to really show it off. So bright and cheery :)

Beth McLarnan said...

I think my heart skipped a beat when I saw this! Lovely, stunning, gorgeous...I want it!

Saturday Sequins said...

Awesome job, Bobbie! I love how you tied the necklace not just into the challenge, but the Derby.

It reminds me of the time Mr. Sequin and I went to a friend's Derby Party a few years ago. Floppy, flowery hats were provided for the occasion... and somewhere, someone has a photo of Mr. Sequin in a velvet hat. Perfect blackmail, right? ;)

JLYNNJEWELS said...

What a very fun design with all the beadwork! And that was quite the challenge (and I don't mean the color red...but NOT purchasing anything new for it) lol!
SUPER job!
JLynn

Rebecca said...

SO pretty! This is such a cool collar, very chic and contemporary. Love the textures that you created.

Christine Altmiller said...

Bobbie! What an incredibly gorgeous necklace! I have been obsessing on circles lately and was drawn right in to this instantly. Love the tie in to the Derby too!

Dawn Doucette said...

Love it Bobbie! Great name and a stunning necklace! Love the symmetry in your design too!
{Hugs!}

Regina said...

Wow, what a great design and a fitting name. Great bead work. Gorgeous.

Melissa Meman said...

I have total respect for seed beaders! Love how you embellished that red disc bead! Very cool!

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Oh that is just amazing! Wow! Bravo!! :)

Rebekah said...

Fantastic! Wow—your spiraling seedbeading makes this necklace such a fun piece!

Jenny said...

Wow! THats intense! I like the spiral, its mesmerizing.