Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Color Challenge Reveal

Today is the day of Erin Prais-Hintz' Color Challenge Reveal! Erin, of Tesori Trovati, assigned each participant a color palette from Design Seeds and we were to make a piece of jewelry incorporating some or all of the colors.I received the color palette Zinnia Tones. I chose pink because I had this unfinished piece for my mom, and knew this would force me to finish it for her!
It started with a gorgeous pink chain I custom ordered from Miss Fickle Media (Shannon does awesome work!) to match the heart pendant I made from washi paper and amazing glaze. My mom had requested a pink piece of jewelry.
I had fun making all my bronze balled-end head-pins - I got to use my Lenk torch again, and tumbled them all shiny! I used my own lampwork beads in coordinating colors - the ones that look somewhat blue (at least on my monitor) are actually made from evil purple and are actually purple! I made the wraps somewhat informal on purpose, to kind of offset the formality of the whole necklace. I want it to be wearable with many different things!
I used coordinating swarovski crystal colors in bicones and rounds. They were pink, purple and very light topaz. It is so hard to see the correct colors because I am taking the photos at night here in Pittsburgh where we get less sunny days than Seattle.

I hope you enjoyed looking at the piece I made and I hope you check out what these other fabulous designers made with their color palettes!


1 Norma Turvey Teal Color Crave
2 Jeannie Dukic Green Mineral Tones
3 Mary McGraw Teal Embellished Hues
4 Jo Tinley Red Decadent Tones
5 Rebecca Anderson Pink Tulip Tones
6 Kristi Jaro Red Temple Entrance
7 Stephani Gorman Green Dew Tones
8 Melissa Meman Green Fruit Star
9 Kathleen Lange Klik Teal Silk Hues
10 Cynthia Riggs Red Autumn Comfort
11 Heidi Post Teal Flora Bright
12 Cece Cormier Teal Merino Teal
13 Amy Freeland Gray Cultured Tones
14 Alice Peterson Blue Island Play
15 Rose Noble Gray Autumn Stacked
16 Kristina Johansson Yellow Sunny Flower
17 Kirsi Luostarinen Teal Dragon Hues
18 Tari Kahrs Orange Citrus Tones
19 Mallory Hoffman Purple Petaled Dark
20 Molly Alexander Brown Peppered Tones
21 Regina Santerre Red Frosted Berry
22 Emanda Johnson Teal Color Purl
23 Amy Severino Orange Winged Tones
24 Bobbie Rafferty Teal Lime Hues
25 Tanya Goodwin Gray Pecked Tones
26 Lisa Lodge Blue Nocturnal Tones
27 Hope Smitherman Blue Bloom Tones
28 Linda Landig Green Cacti Dark
29 Ambra Gostoli Teal Perched Autumn
30 Lori Bowring-Michaud Blue Sharpened Blue
31 Pippa Chandler Teal Hungarian Hues
32 Keirsten Giles Purple Mineral Brights
33 Jennifer Justman Blue Autumn Rays
34 Sandy Richardson Purple Moroccan Brights
35 CJ Bauschka Teal Teal Air
36 Shaiha Williams Teal Sushi Hues
37 Kay Thomerson Purple Autumn Spectrum
38 Sally Russick Purple Golden Gate Tones
39 Cilla Watkins Purple Autumn Infused
40 Shirley Moore Purple Frozen Heather
41 Jenni Connolly Gray Paw Tones
42 Tamara Soper Green Field Tones
43 Sharyl McMillian-Nelson Blue Nested Blues
44 Jen Velasquez Pink Sweetened Tints
45 Maria Grimes Red Bright Bloom
46 Elisabeth Auld Gray Petaled Tints
47 Susan Kennedy Pink Zinnia Tones
48 Shannon Chomanczuk Gray Autumn Leaf
49 Holly Westfall Yellow Sprinkled Tones
50 Patty Gasparino Red Color Carton
51 Angela Little Pink Singapore Brights
52 Lizzie Zawinski Green Budding Hues
53 Kristen Stevens Pink Scooped Tones
54 Dawn Doucette Brown Jarred Tones

42 comments:

Pips said...

This has got to be one of my most favourites on the blog hop!! Wonderful - the chain from Shannon is stunning and your heart focal is beautiful!

Courtney said...

I love your piece! Your mom is one lucky woman!

Shirley said...

Oh Sue! What a stunning necklace! Your mom is gonna cry when she sees this! I love the colors, the design, the wraps, the chain...um, I guess everything!!

T... said...

oh what a wonderful piece your focal is pretty and sets off the palette you had...

Elisabeth said...

Love the necklace - your mom is lucky!

TesoriTrovati said...

Miss Sue! So pretty. I love that heart with the washi paper. That is one of my favorite things to do with resins and bezels! What a sweet present for your mom. She will love it! I am so glad that you joined me in the colorful carpet ride of inspiration! Enjoy the day.
Erin

Therese's Treasures said...

Wow Sue, your necklace is gorgeous and I know your mother is going to love it.
Therese

Pixiloo said...

I love the focal you made. Beautiful necklace. The pink chain is such a good idea. Your mom will love it.

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Sue, I love the necklace! It has a very whimsical feel to it! I know your mom will love it! Great job with your color palette!
{Hugs!}

Jeannie said...

WOW that pink chain is amazing and really pulls it all together and anything with dangles, you got me. I have that same paper in my stash. Cool.

Starstruckbooks said...

I like your use of paper in the pendant, I had no idea you could do that! I think your mum will be thrilled with the end result.

Alice said...

A gorgeous piece! I love all the beautiful elements; the lampwork beads and the handmade focal.

Your mother will love it!

I LOVE color! said...

Love your pendant. and the palette is so yummy. Be blessed to be a blessing

Cynthia said...

Very pretty! I'm sure your Mom will love it!!

Amy said...

I adore this piece! The design is so original, I love the pendant you made, your use of pink chain and just the whole thing! Great job pulling your colors together from your palette!

Molly Alexander said...

Sue - as always I am in love with your design. You used that palette so well, and I know your mom will love the necklace you created for her. Beautiful!

adlinah said...

Such pretty colours! And I'm in awe of your bubble-free resin filled pendant. Your mom is sure to love the necklace.

KayzKreationz said...

That focal piece is gorgeous. You mom will love her piece. The bronze balled headpins really go well with the piece. You did a great job with your palette. I love the piece and know she will, too.

Regina said...

It's great that you used your own beads, just love that heart pendant. Great necklace, so pretty. Your Mom will love it.

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Beautiful necklace Sue! I love the paper you added to the heart pendant and the pink hued chain is fantastic. You purple beads are really stunning! You did a wonderful job of combining these elements into a very sweet necklace. Your mom is going to love it!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Lovely palette - I love the heart bringing it all together!

Patti Van said...

That is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Heidi said...

I think you're the only one with a 6 color palette??? Well first thing: you can't go wrong with Miss Fickle Media! And the lavenders are delicious! The heart focal is so sweet - you've made a really beautiful piece.

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Cute necklace! Way to go finishing it! I love the pendant, it's so beautiful!

Jen V. said...

The joy of Pittsburgh in the winter! Haaaaa At least you were able to fancy it up with a little torch action! Hope all's well!

Sally Russick said...

Oh Sue! I love the pattern in the heart and the lampwork beads (they show up purple on my monitor) are beautiful! Your necklace is a wonderful interpretation of the color palette!

EmandaJ said...

Fantastic! The palette is gorgeous, and your interpretation is perfect! These palettes really challenged us, didn't they?

maneki said...

Very cute necklace! I like how you chose to work with a coloured chain. It sort of melds with the beads while the pendant creates a contrast. Great interpretation of your palette!

Mary K. McGraw said...

Your beautiful lampwork beads really highlight the colors in the paper. Love the chain. Your mom should love it.

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Beautiful necklace - love the heart pendant. Goes perfectly with the color palette. Nice job!

Bobbie said...

The pendant is gorgeous, and I'm sure your mom will LOVE the necklace!

Jenni said...

I love the focal, Sue...It picks up some of the colours in the palette as does the pale pink chain. Your Mom will love this, lucky lady.
jenni

Shel said...

Oh my what a beautiful necklace! The color of the chain mixed with the way you did the heart pendant makes this trule special!

Kristen said...

Oh I really love the thought and work you put into this necklace! That heart and using Shannons chain make this a stunning creation!

CraftyHope said...

I know you mom is going to love this. I like all the dangles at the front of the necklace. It gives the necklace some fun without being too busy. Great work!!

chicandfrog said...

You pick up a wonderful paper to make the pendant. I am so jelous! The little dangles are so nice.

Ambra

Copper Diem said...

I really love that - those pinks are so cool, and I love that pendant!

artybecca said...

I like those colors and your end result! lovely!

adlinah said...

So pretty! Love all the purples and the pendant is lovely - I'm always in awe of bubble-free resin pendants :)

Jennifer Cameron said...

Gorgeous, my friend. That pink chain is yummy and I adore how you did a bouquet of glass beads around the focal.

lindalandig said...

Your necklace turned out gorgeously! I love it and I'm sure your mom will be totally delighted to receive it!

Rebecca said...

Completely stunning - what a wonderful necklace! Your Mum is a lucky lady :-)

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