Jun 15, 2016

Starfish Color Palette Challenge

Image from Unsplash.com by David Marcu

It's that time of year that I am drawn to 'beachy' jewelry.  Actually who am I kidding?  I love all things to do with the beach and the ocean all times of the year.  Anyways when Sherri Stokey of Love My Art Jewelry issued a challenge to create handmade items using a palette inspired by the ocean, I just could resist.


I mean look at those colors!  They just happen to be some of my favorite so I jumped in with both feet.  I started out by grabbing some natural waxed linen and then went through my beads to find some in a light teal/aqua.  My original intent was to find an artisan focal but what kept calling me was a brass sea shell.

The beads themselves are a mix of Czech glass, commercial glass, brass  and vintage resin.  I ended up having to redo the necklace a couple times as I just wasn't satisfied with the knotting and placement but if all finally came together.

If you would like to see what other designers came up with be sure to head over to Love My Art Jewelry.


  1. I love that you chose knotting to pull together your beautiful necklace! It's beautiful and ever so beachy - perfect! Thanks for playing along!

  2. Haha, Oh the amount of times I've knotted, cut up, knotted some necklaces! Your necklace is lovely - that brass shell is just right :)

  3. Beautiful necklace.The beads are so pretty.Great challenge.

  4. I think the shell is perfect! Your knotting skills rock! My favorite beads are those stripey beads at the top near the clasp... they are such a beachy color!

  5. You can't go wrong with that color palette! I love the summery look of the knotting and that shell, I can see why it was calling your name.

  6. Wonderful piece. Shell is very nicely highlighted!


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