Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Paint the World with Your Palette:
2nd Annual Challenge of Color Blog Hop!

The brain-child of the incredible Erin Prais-Hintz, today is the day of the blog hop for the 2nd Annual Challenge of Color.  This time around, we chose a color family we wanted to work with, and Erin sent us a link to a specific Design Seeds palette to base our designs on.  Design Seeds is the wonderful creation of Jessica Colaluca, and her palettes are such an inspiration to those who enjoy working with color.  I chose the color yellow.

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!

18 Tari Kahrs ~ Orange ~ Citrus Tones
35 CJ Bauschka ~ Teal ~ Teal Air
41 Jenni Connolly ~ Gray ~ Paw Tones

36 comments:

T... said...

oh what a fun and bright palette you had, your piece is stunning....love the design

CraftyHope said...

Holly!!!! Both are your creations are wonderful. And to have eked them out with so much else going on is amazing.
I think your palette would have stumped me good, but you really made something(s) beautiful out of it. Well done!

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

Love these Holly! Those matte yellow seed beads are gorgeous! I just love the set you've created- Beautiful!

TesoriTrovati said...

Oh no! Miss Holly, you are amazing. I would have thrown in the towel at impetigo! But you have also proven that creativity persists in the face of adversity. I love the color palette you had and the way you make bracelets inspires me (totally not something that I excel at!). I love the textures and the way this looks like it would be fun to wear. Nice foray into yellow! Thanks for playing along with me.
Enjoy the day!
Erin

JeannieK said...

Way to power through girl. I'm crushing on the bracelet and I quite like the earrings too!

Stephani Gorman said...

What fun! Love what you created!!!

Shirley said...

Wow! I wish my procrastinating would turn out something as gorgeous as that!!
So very sorry about sicknesses. Praying the meds will do the work quickly!
You really rocked the earrings, that is definitely a go to pair. Great job with an unusual color palette!

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Holly, I really like your bracelet! Last minute or not, you pulled it off girly! Hope the kiddos are feeling better and you stay healthy!
{Hugs!}

Pixiloo said...

You did such a wonderful job. I love how all the colors compliment each other. Both look like they would be such fun to wear.

Starstruckbooks said...

These would be wonderful creations even without anyone in your house feeling under the weather, thank you for taking the time to share them with us.

My Life Under the Bus said...

Love Holly!!! I don't use yellow either - you did a great job! Love the orange too!

Sally Russick said...

Love, love, love the bracelet you created with this fantastic color palette! Holly, the bracelet and earrings are beautiful!!!

Cynthia said...

You are brave for picking yellow. But, the palette is pretty, and you did a great job. Sounds like the sick kids were more of a challenge than the challenge!

I LOVE color! said...

Oh, Oh, Oh what a lovely palette and you did it proud with your designs Fun Fun
Be blessed to be a blessing

I LOVE color! said...

Oh my how do you do it with all those tinny tinny beads. Your creation is just amazing.
Be blessed to be a blessing

Annette said...

Wow, Holly, the set is beautiful! Not just the colors but the design of both as well. I hope creating them was a welcomed escape from everything going on! :)

Alice said...

Beautiful bracelet and earrings! I'm loving those sweet little seed beads and the blue/green beads!

You've got a lot going on with two sick little ones. I hope they are on the mend in no time!

Take care!

Therese's Treasures said...

Holly, your pieces are very pretty. I like the design of your bracelet very much.
Therese

Amy said...

This is such a great palette! I love your design and the way you pulled those colors together. Hope your little ones feel better soon!

maneki said...

Lovely jewellery! I really like the design of the bracelet and earrings are very pretty too. Like you I don't use yellow very often and therefore chose it for the challenge. Can be a tricky colour, but also a lovely colour for jewellery.

Hope the kids are feeling better!

Mary K. McGraw said...

What a brave soul you are to have picked yellow. It is the hardest color for me, but what a great job you did with it.

Molly Alexander said...

Oh Holly - you did such a wonderful job with a palette that would have stumped me! I always love your designs - so colorful and full of texture. Just beautiful!

Kristen said...

Oh I love your interpretation of the palette and I am so glad you used yellow! I will keep this one for use at a later date because you so inspired me!
I had to tell you my verification word...luvele and this creation is certainly luvely!

Regina said...

Sounds like you have had to deal with more than this one challenge. Glad to hear all is under control. Your bead choice and design is lovely. The blues and yellows go together so well. YOu did great. Hope the little ones get well soon.

KayzKreationz said...

I love your palette. And your bracelet is so pretty. Very fun piece.

Shel said...

I'm in love w/this color palette! Gorgeous designs!!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Yummy palette, could be the cup cakes though! Your designs are really fun! You balanced the colors beautifully, nice work.

Jenni said...

Love your beautiful multi strand bracelet...the yellow and aqua blue a great match to the palette. Love matt beads!
I think it was remarkable you managed to join in with all that going on..good on you. Hope everyone is doing ok today.
jenni

Heidi said...

I love those corn looking beads! And I have the same turquoise beads from the bracelet. Beautiful work :)

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Love it! You did a great job with a set of colors out of your comfort zone! Gorgeous bracelet and the earrings are adorable. And I bow down to you, the fact that you managed those, took pics, AND your kids are sick????? Super YOU!

EmandaJ said...

Wow, with everything going on, you created beauty. Sometimes the beads decide what they want to do and we just have to be the hands that put them where they want to go. The palettes challenged us all, don't you think?

Bobbie said...

Great looking pieces! What a vibrant combination, and you balanced them really nicely. Some of those shades probably would have done me in!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Yellow is so challenging, and you totally hit it out of the park! Great job! Esp. love the earrings.

Beads2Die4 said...

Gorgeous!! I couldn't take my eyes off the mix -- it's so striking.

chicandfrog said...

Yellow is always tricky but it fits so well in your creations. Beautiful!

Ambra

SueBeads said...

What a happy palette and beatiful bracelet you made! That would have been a hard palette for me to work with!

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