Friday, November 30, 2012

Challenge of Color and Finally Friday

If you are a follower of my blog you know I love color challenges. I was so excited for this challenge and when I received my e-mail from Erin where she gave me two color palettes to choose from I let out a little squeal. I chose to make something for both color palettes because I liked them both. 

First up I chose this Vintaj butterfly. From it I wire wrapped a lampwork glass bead and an agate.

Then I wire wrapped a porcelain button with a teardrop chalcedony.

To finish the necklace I wire wrapped dozens of smoky quartz beads.

For palette #2 I started with the blue focal from Round Rabbit.

To it I wire wrapped lampwork glass beads, gemstones and porcelain beads.
To finish I added a lampwork glass dangle.

Finally Friday

Today is also the reveal of what I made from this Design-Seeds palette:
warm escape

I started with this beautiful handmade button.

To the button I wire wrapped several chalcedony teardrops.

For the chain I wire wrapped crystals and these striped teardrop glass beads.

The result is a simple, pretty and flirty necklace.

Here is the palette for December 14th:
winter tints

Can't you feel the cold air hitting your lungs when you look at this picture?

Hope to see you back here in 2 weeks!

Please visit the other participants in the challenge of color:

Erin Prais-Hintz
Rebecca Anderson
Kris Auderer
Chrizette Bayman
Lori Bowring Michaud
Courtney Breul
Lynsey Brooks
Stephanie Buss
Iveth Caruso
Shannon Chomanczuk
Lisa Cone
Cece Cormier
Lori Dorrington
Dawn Doucette
Jeannie Dukic
Kim Dworak
Beth Emery
Janice Everett
Pam Farren
Donetta Farrington
Gloria Ferrer
Cherrie Fick
Therese Frank
Patty Gasparino
Tanya Goodwin
Ambra Gostoli
Jess Green
Denielle Hagerman
Mary Harding
Karla Hartzog
Kim Hora
Brandi Hussey
Emanda Johnson
Jennifer Justman
Sue Kennedy
Ema Kilroy
Lee Koopman
Linda Landig
Kirsi Luostarinen
Cynthia Machata
Alicia Marinache
Beth McCord
Mary K McGraw
Karen Mitchell
Cheri Mitchell-Reed
Aimee Moisa
Karla Morgan
Penny Neville
Becky Pancake
Kashmira Patel
Alice Peterson
Kayla Potega
Debbie Price
Bobbie Rafferty
Caron Reid
Nicole Rennell
Cynthia Riggs
Andrea Ross
Sally Russick
Annie Scherz
Pam Sears
Renetha Stanziano
Sandra Stein
Kristen Stevens
Tracy Stillman (had to bow out due to a wrist injury)
Sherri Stokey
Lola Survillo
Kay Thomerson
Jo Tinley
Emma Todd
Cory Tompkins
Pam Traub
Melissa Trudinger
Michelle Tucker
Shelley Graham Turner
Monique Urquhart
Rachel Van-Walsk
Patti Vanderbloemen
Lesley Watt
Lynn White
Joan Williams


Patti Van said...

For some reason, your color palettes do not show up on my screen - but your finished pieces are beautiful nonetheless!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

I LOVE love LOVE the bracelet!

maryharding said...

Both of your pieces are wonderful. You have such a feel for combining disparate elements and making them go together beautifully. Love both the necklace and the bracelet.

Courtney said...

Really beautiful pieces!! I adore your bracelet!

Marcie Abney Carroll said...

Great job! Really great pieces, my favorite though has to be the Chilean volcanoes!

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

Love both of those color plaettes and your pieces sure do showcase those colors! Gorgeous pieces!

Tanya said...

I love all of these, but the bracelet is just amazing and totally my style. I love those Vintaj butterflies and your seems totally at home among those gorgeous beads.

Anonymous said...

I swear, every post I come to, I fall in love with a new pallette! These are beautiful and I love both pieces, so unique and so pretty!

Maplegirl said...

Love that pop of bright blue in the bracelet.

A Half-Baked Notion said...

All gorgeous, Shannon... for some reason I am really drawn to the bracelet: Nancy's focal is amazing and you have done an excellent job incorporating the other elements. Bravo!

You can call me Lyssa... said...

Weren't the Challenge of Color palettes just beautiful? I was so happy with the ones I got. You made such a gorgeous piece with yours! You did a fantastic job on this challenge!

Brandi Hussey said...

I absolutely love that the lampwork bead you chose for your first necklace pulls in all of the colors of your palette - what a fantastic happenstance!

And I loooove that blue focal from your second piece - it and the porcelain beads pick up the palette colors perfectly. Bravo!

Becky Pancake said...

I like both of your pieces but the focal in the bracelet is really stunning. Good job.

Anonymous said...

I love the palettes and the blue focal on the bracelet is perfect. Nice job!

Bobbie said...

Beautiful, beautiful! I really like how you focused on the blues in the color challenge palettes, but were able to capture the different characters of each shade in the final pieces. Good for you!

Cheri said...

Hi Shannon, I love your creations and the color palettes are really sharp.

lynsey said...

Lovely pieces for the challenge Shannon, your pallets are beautiful

AntiquityTravelers said...

Wow that is some gorgeous eye candy! I'm absolutely loving the art buttons in your pieces - those are amazing!


Beautiful choice of beads and designs with the color palettes ~JLynn

Caron Michelle said...

Fabulous - these are beautiful designs, your palettes were gorgeous as are your pieces!

TesoriTrovati said...

Nicely done! I love how you used the buttons. I have to admit that they flummox me! I am happy that you could join me on this color full journey! Enjoy the day. Erin

Anonymous said...

Beautiful - love the butterfly necklace!

Sally Russick said...

Beautiful work as always, Shannon! I keep going back to that lovely bracelet, I love the way the blue of the Round Rabbit focal makes the rest of the beads "pop"! Beautiful!

Dawn Doucette said...

Shannon, I always love your creativity! I especially like how you wire-wrapped the donut in the necklace. I've never quite been able to figure out how to wrap a donut... so instead, I get mine with jelly filling and just eat them. :)

Hope you have laughter in your day! Thank you for always being an inspiration in mine!

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Oh Shannon! All of your pieces are just stunning as always, I love seeing the beautiful and creative ways you use color <3

Karen Mitchell said...

Beautiful pieces. Great palette selections!

Michelle Tucker said...

I love the bracelet! The blue focal is perfection!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Shannon,
I am just now getting a chance to visit the Challenge of Color blog hop, it has been crazy busy for me.
I love all of your pieces the two for the Challenge of Color and your Friday color challenge. The colors in your first two palettes are amazing and so are your necklace and bracelet they are simply gorgeous.
The necklace for your Friday challenge is stunning! You do wonderful work I am always in awe of your work.

A Polymer Penchant said...

Oh yeah, I can feel the cold air, it's just starting in ernest here. You did a beautiful job with all three palettes, That blue focal is just so perfect in the bracelet especially

Donetta said...

Shannon, as always your work is beautiful and inspiring. You have such a gift...thank you so much for sharing it with your admiring public! Your wire wrapping is to die for.

EmandaJ said...

Fantastic interpretations of the color palettes -- gorgeous!

Renetha said...

Very unique pieces, and great use of the color pallets.

Karla Hartzog said...

Your bracelet is precious, but I am in love with the necklace from your first palette choice. It looks like it tells a story by C.S. Lewis: "The Bead, the Button, and the Butterfly!"

KayzKreationz said...

What great pieces. I really like your bracelet. It just seems to really mimic the color palette to me. And your Design-seeds piece is great, too. Great job.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pieces to match your two stunning palettes. I love the bracelet!

Alice said...

Look at you go! you managed to get lots done for your challenges. I just love the first necklace with all the lovely colors. And you even managed to wire wrap all those beads!

Your second color challenge piece is on the sleek modern side. I love the blue focal.

And of course your Finally Friday piece is full of lucious chalcedony beads. A lovely piece!

Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done!