Nov 30, 2011

Jewelry Challenges: Challenge of Color

I am really hoping and praying that this works.  I have just spent the past three hours on a blog post, well actually two posts since Blogger lost the first one, and it was really purty with lots of pictures.  And it wouldn't save or publish it.  So this one is only going to have the picture of the necklace I made.  To check out the colors I was working from check out this post

As part of bringing color into my life, I not only made up a necklace but I also painted the walls in my studio changing them from the grey they came with to a sunny Irish Toffee color and put up shelves.  It is an inviting room now.  It's a much happier room.  So I can see myself spending much more time down there.

Now for the necklace that I made.  I had a couple goals. One was to use as many of the colors Erin choose for me as possible and the other was to incorporate a new design element.  I actually managed to do both.  The focal, which was given to my a friend so I don't know who made it, has most of the colors all twirled together.  And I used silk for the first but not the last time.  I just love how easy it is to change the length of the necklace since I didn't use a clasp, just a bow.


Be sure to stop by everyone else's blogs to check out their creations.  I am sure that they will have lots of eye candy to look at.



Teal
Green
Teal
Red
Pink
Red
Green
Green
Teal
Red
Teal
Teal
Gray
Blue
Gray
Yellow
Teal
Orange
Purple
Brown
Red
Teal
Orange
Teal
Gray
Blue
Blue
Green
Teal
Blue
Teal
Purple
Blue
Purple
Teal
Teal
Purple
Purple
Purple
Purple
Gray
Green
Blue
Pink
Red
Gray
Pink
Gray
Yellow
Red
Pink


24 comments:

  1. very pretty, love the focal...I have trouble with yellow but love how you worked with it...

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  2. Very nice necklace. The pendant is beautiful. The beads compliment it wonderfully.

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  3. ugh! Computer woes are no fun! I love that you and your muse love a challenge. Me, too! I think it was the ABS challenges that got me addicted to them. And putting on this one was truly something selfish for me so that I could get out of my color rut, use what I have and start creating things! I am glad that this was your inspiration, as you made a wonderful necklace! Thank you for persisting to share with us and for playing along. Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  4. the focal is very different and the beads go well it.

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  5. Oh it is beautiful! YOur focal point is lovely!

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  6. Oh my I do love that color palette! Would never have thought to put those colors together, but I really do like how they meld. Great design Shay!
    {Hugs!}

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  7. That focal is a perfect match for your palette! This is so pretty and thanks for the tip about using silk - I never really thought of it in that way (being able to change the length at will!)

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  8. Love your focal piece and the beads you selected to go with it. Great Job!!

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  9. That's a very pretty necklace! The accent beads goes so well with the lovely focal. Great job!

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  10. What a beautiful design from a lovely palette - great job Shay! :)

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  11. What a great piece. I love that focal and all the rich color in your piece and palette.

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  12. That lampwork bead is so pretty! I'm sorry you lost your first two blog posts! I think you've done a great job matching your palette :)

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  13. Fabulous design. Love the focal and the addition of silk. Very exotic looking!

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  14. So glad you persevered in getting the post to work - and what a lovely piece you created, too!

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  15. Sorry you lost your post...oh that's frustrating! Anyway...glad you got another done. Love that lamp worked bead. When I enlarged it, I could see it includes all the colours of your palette. How wonderful. Love the teal blue and yellow gold additions..a really lovely result.
    Jenni

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  16. What a pretty and creative piece! Love your palette and I love the way you used it :)

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  17. Wow, what a pretty necklace, you have done both the focal and your color palette justice. It is beautiful.

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  18. Very Beautiful, love the focal, great use of your pallet. Doesn't it just make you crazy when you try to post something and it keeps messing up. I have that happen every so often. So glad you stayed with it and shared your wonderful work.

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  19. This is a deceptively simple and stunning piece. Sounds like you enjoyed your sushi inspirations!

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  20. I think it's awesome that you really embraced the challenge to the extent of even painting your studio. Very cool!
    How lucky were you to have that bead in your possession that matches your palette so well!? It turned out fabulously!!

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  21. I agree, it's really a great piece!

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