Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Challenge of Color Reveal...

Today is the reveal day for participants of the Challenge of Color, created by the lovely and ultra talented Erin Prais-Hintz of Tesori Trovati Jewelry. Erin created a grid of 12 colors, instructing each participant to select one hue. I chose teal for my color.

She then selected color palettes from Design Seeds, one for each person, based on the hue we selected. Design Seeds has an endless supply of inspiring color palettes! Mine was Silk Hues. Both the name and hues in the color palette are beautiful. I have never combined teal with pink, so this was definitely a challenge of color for me!

After bringing the Silk Hues color palette up on my monitor, I started looking through my bead collection. I had already envisioned using teal leather cord, but wasn't quite sure what beads I wanted to work with. Another part of the challenge for me was to create a piece of jewelry with beads that I already own, rather than purchasing new ones. I pulled everything that fell into the color palette and set them on my bead table. I was instantly drawn to teal javanese glass disc beads. They have a contemporary style to them, which I love, so I let them set the tone for my design. I then started adding in round watermelon dolomite marble beads. This is the first time I have ever used those colors together! The result is fun and contemporary!

I had a lot of fun with Erin's Challenge of Color. It really encouraged me to create outside of my comfort zone. This necklace is by far the most colorful piece I have ever created! Thank you Erin for such an awesome design challenge!!

Now on to to see what the other participants have created...

  Norma Turvey Teal Color Crave 
  Jeannie Dukic Green Mineral Tones 
  Mary McGraw Teal Embellished Hues 
  Jo Tinley Red Decadent Tones 
  Rebecca Anderson Pink Tulip Tones 
  Kristi Jaro Red Temple Entrance 
  Stephani Gorman Green Dew Tones 
  Melissa Meman Green Fruit Star 
  Kathleen Lange Klik Teal Silk Hues 
  Cynthia Riggs Red Autumn Comfort 
  Heidi Post Teal Flora Bright 
  Cece Cormier Teal Merino Teal 
  Amy Freeland Gray Cultured Tones 
  Alice Peterson Blue Island Play 
  Rose Noble Gray Autumn Stacked 
  Kristina Johansson Yellow Sunny Flower 
  Kirsi Luostarinen Teal Dragon Hues 
  Tari Kahrs Orange Citrus Tones 
  Mallory Hoffman Purple Petaled Dark 
  Molly Alexander Brown Peppered Tones 
  Regina Santerre Red Frosted Berry 
  Emanda Johnson Teal Color Purl 
  Amy Severino Orange Winged Tones 
  Bobbie Rafferty Teal Lime Hues 
  Tanya Goodwin Gray Pecked Tones
  Lisa Lodge Blue Nocturnal Tones 
  Hope Smitherman Blue Bloom Tones 
  Linda Landig Green Cacti Dark 
  Ambra Gostoli Teal Perched Autumn 
  Lori Bowring-Michaud Blue Sharpened Blue 
  Pippa Chandler Teal Hungarian Hues 
  Keirsten Giles Purple Mineral Brights 
  Jennifer Justman Blue Autumn Rays 
  Sandy Richardson Purple Moroccan Brights 
  CJ Bauschka Teal Teal Air 
  Shaiha Williams Teal Sushi Hues 
  Kay Thomerson Purple Autumn Spectrum 
  Sally Russick Purple Golden Gate Tones 
  Cilla Watkins Purple Autumn Infused 
  Shirley Moore Purple Frozen Heather 
  Jenni Connolly Gray Paw Tones 
  Tamara Soper Green Field Tones 
  Sharyl McMillian-Nelson Blue Nested Blues 
  Jen Velasquez Pink Sweetened Tints 
  Maria Grimes Red Bright Bloom 
  Elisabeth Auld Gray Petaled Tints 
  Susan Kennedy Pink Zinnia Tones 
  Shannon Chomanczuk Gray Autumn Leaf 
  Holly Westfall Yellow Sprinkled Tones 
  Patty Gasparino Red Color Carton 
  Angela Little Pink Singapore Brights
  Lizzie Zawinski Green Budding Hues
  Kristen Stevens Green Scooped Tones
  Dawn Doucette Brown Jarred Tones