Saturday, May 5, 2012

One Crayon Color Challenge Blog Hop!

Today is Sally Russick's One Crayon Color Challenge Blog Hop! If you haven't already figured it out, I chose Purple as my color. Why? Who knows! I like purple, certainly. I wouldn't say it was my favorite color. But it's a very popular color and I guess I just wanted to work with it!  So here it is - my necklace using one color - Purple!

Here is an explanation of the meaning of Purple, as given by Crystal Cure - "Purple is the color of good judgment. It is the color of people seeking spiritual fulfillment. It is said if you surround yourself with purple you will have peace of mind. Purple is a good color to use in meditation. Purple has been used to symbolize magic and mystery, as well as royalty. Being the combination of red and blue, the warmest and coolest colors, purple is believed to be the ideal color. Most children love the color purple. Purple is the color most favored by artists. Thursday's color is purple. Violet is the color of purpose. Violet is associated with the Crown chakra (This links individual and universal)." 
I made the heart pendant using Japanese washi paper and Amazing Glaze. The chain is a cool purple chain from JoAnn's. I used swarovski crystals, czech faceted glass beads, my own lampwork beads and my own fluted enameled bead caps.  I hope you've enjoyed looking at my creation!  Here's a list of all the participants - if you get a chance, please stop by and see what everyone else made!

Red

Bobbie Rafferty   http://beadsong.blogspot.com

Orange

Rebekah Payne   http://treewingsstudio.com

 Yellow

Blue

Rebecca Anderson  http://songbeads.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

Brown

Diana Ptaszynski   http://suburbangirlstudio.com

Black

Birgitta Lejonklou  http://lejonklou.blogspot.com/



37 comments:

kimmykats said...

Your purple is beautiful. I love the cluster of beads framing the heart pendant. I have noticed these papers being mentioned quite a bit in my blog reading. I enjoyed your information on purple too!

Jen V. said...

Hey fellow purple girl...happy Cinco de Mayo! Glad you had fun with this one. I love the purple chain. :)
Jen

Patti Van said...

True creativity! Your focal is amazing!!! You already know that I adore your enamel and lampwork beads, too! My mother is a purple-holic (I know, not a word) and I can actually see it around her neck! This is so pretty!

Laura Twiford said...

Great job Sue, I love purple, always have, purple blue and green are my all time favorites together, like a hydrangea. The definiton was very interesting!

Carol said...

Great job! Love purple (it's my "orange" this year!)!

Lesley said...

That's so pretty Sue - great job. Love the pendant and all the different purple hues that set it off. Gorgeous.

Dawn Doucette said...

Sue I love your necklace! Your pendant turned out great! So glad you chose purple as this piece really inspired me! Hope you have a terrific weekend!
{Hugs!}

Shel said...

Oh how lovely you've made purple look! Great design - sweet, elegant and fun all in one! Beautiful!

Sandra said...

i love it! purple was once my fave color.

Alice said...

A very lovely piece! Your pendant is fabulous, and I love all the pretty beads just above the pendant.

Jean A. Wells said...

Love, love your necklace. That little cluster of purple dangles is such a nice topping to that pendant. And your necklace has such pretty shades of purple in it too. Absolutely wonderful job!

Pretty Things said...

I absolutely love this, would wear it myself! I really liked learning what purple means. I have used Amazing Glaze but only on coating Scrabble tiles. Beautiful!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

What a sweet pendant! Love the clustered dangles. I'd wear this everyday!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Sue,
Your necklace is beautiful! I love the heart pendant you created and all the dangles.
Therese

BackstoryBeads said...

You've captured spring in glorious bloom with this piece. Romantic! Stunning!

Pixiloo said...

Sue, that is beautiful. I love the focal. It is awesome. The cluster of beads is perfect and I won't even go to the purple chain .. that is an amazing find.

Sally Russick said...

You made purple sing!! I love the little enameled flowers and the spacer bead dangles, I can just hear the movement of those beautiful purple beads and the heart pendant you created is just fantastic!!
o, and that purple chain is fabulous!!! Thank you for participating in the hop, Sue!! Hope I get to see you in September!!

AntiquityTravelers said...

oh you 'purple' people are killing me! that pendant is gorgeous! I LOVE it!

Tracy said...

I love your purple design, the pendant is just beautiful, so original and creative.

Courtney said...

Wow Sue! I love your piece along with your description. Wear that in good health!

maryharding said...

A knockout necklace Sue!! Love it that everything in the necklace is a shade of purple. Great chain. Esp love the pendant you created!!

Linda Y said...

Love this piece. The focal is awesome and I like the addition of the purple chain.

Terri said...

Wow, Susan! I just LOVE everything about this necklace! I've been really eyeing your enameled wavy bead caps, just lusting over them, imagining what cool flowers they would make. This piece convinced me that I just need to break down and BUY some!

Bobbie said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! The pendant is lovely, and your enamels are so pretty. And how cool that you even found purple chain!

Katherine Gale said...

Very beautiful necklace. Love your beads and pendant too. - oh and all the inspiration on your blog!

Heidi Post said...

I absolutely LOVE that focal you made! Wow! What a beautiful necklace :)

Maria said...

Sue!
LOVE your piece! Love everything about it, really love the purple chain too!
xo

Regina said...

Love the necklace, great work with the heart pendant and your enamel flower beads. Beautiful!

Sandi Volpe said...

Hi Sue, Love that pendant and the cluster of beads with it looks fantastic.

Elisabeth said...

Love all the purples and really love the washi paper :-)

Lola said...

Your necklace is beautiful! I love the pendant you made and your fluted bead caps are now on my favorites list on Etsy!

Barb Fernald said...

Just catching up on blogs after the weekend. This is a great necklace! I love the focal and all of the information about the color purple.

CraftyHope said...

What a really great necklace. I love how many elements you combined (resin, paper, beads, enamel, glass) to make a really fun piece. ThAt purple chain is really cool too! I thought maybe you had enameled it yourself. It sounds like I'm die for a trip to Joanne's soon though! ;)
Thanks for sharing your inspirations piece with us!

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

It's just gorgeous! Love that washi paper and that looks like a Nunn Design bezel. Outstanding.

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

I love your necklace it is so full and lush!

Jennifer said...

I love that paper, I think I have the same stuff. I love that the necklace is so wearable! It looks comfortable, and versatile, which I like. Gorgeous job, Sue!

Rebekah said...

Wow! I love your purple necklace! There are lots of purple wildflowers blooming in the woods where I live and your necklace reminds me of them... it's gorgeous!

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