Why yellow? Simply because I don't work with it enough. Or rather, at all. I'm more of an earthy and watery person, and don't feel comfortable working with the bright, hot colors like yellows, oranges and reds. And so I anxiously awaited my inspirational palette....and finally received this:
|Sprinkled Tones |
from Design Seeds
Oh goodness. Isn't it lovely? And oh so edible? And so totally unlike what I usually work with! LOL But it's all good. I promptly put the palette away to mull on it a while. When I pulled everything back out, I realized I really didn't have anything in that lovely yellow. So off to the bead store I went, dragging two children with me. I came back home, and that's when everything gets complicated....
And so, here we are, 9:30 am EST, on the day of the blog hop and I'm still editing my photos for this challenge. Granted, I'm a bit of a procrastinator, but this last minute deal goes beyond that ;) We're talking about both kids with strep throat, and theBoy also has an ear infection and impetigo. So I've been a bit busy, but it's all good! They are now medicated appropriately, and we're hoping that Daddy and Mommy don't get sick too! ;)
I was able to create a pair of earrings and a bracelet for this challenge. I'd wanted to work on a necklace too, but didn't get around to it. If I end up putting a necklace together, I will, of course, post it! But anyway, onto the eye candy, because I know that's what you are really here for!
The bracelet is a simple triple strand, featuring yummy yellow seed beads, Czech glass and bronze wire and daisy spacers. I tried to pull in the yellow into both of the wire-wrapped strands for a bit of uniformity.
I particularly like the contrast of the blue/green ovals with the yellow. What's interesting though, is that the blue/green ovals match the green color of the palette perfectly in person, but not so much on my computer screen! Ah well ;)
The earrings, well, they were an interesting creation. They evolved through three or four manifestations before I came upon this design, which I quite liked!
Anyway, that's it for me! Please don't forget to visit the other participants! It's sure to be eye candy central! :) And thank you Erin, for organizing all of this!