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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?
Stunning!

Hope to see you back here in 2 weeks!
~Shannon


Please visit the other participants in the challenge of color:

Erin Prais-Hintz    http://treasures-found.blogspot.com/2012/11/3rd-annual-challenge-of-color-reveal.html
Rebecca Anderson    http://songbeads.blogspot.com
Kris Auderer    http://strandedinthecity.wordpress.com
Chrizette Bayman    http://beadsoupmix.blogspot.com
Lori Bowring Michaud    http://artfullyornamental.blogspot.com
Courtney Breul    http://beadsbybreul.blogspot.com/
Lynsey Brooks    http://yellowunicorncreations.blogspot.co.uk
Stephanie Buss    http://maxandlucie.blogspot.com
Iveth Caruso    http://www.creativeatelier.net/
Shannon Chomanczuk    http://www.formysweetdaughter.blogspot.com
Lisa Cone    http://inspiredadornments.blogspot.com/
Cece Cormier    http://thebeadingyogini.com
Lori Dorrington    http://lorisglassworks.blogspot.com
Dawn Doucette    http://designsbydawnmarie.blogspot.com
Jeannie Dukic    http://site.jkdjewelry.com/blog/
Kim Dworak    http://cianciblue.blogspot.com/
Beth Emery    http://storiesbyindigoheart.blogspot.com
Janice Everett    http://JLynnJewels.blogspot.com
Pam Farren    http://www.re-maker.blogspot.com
Donetta Farrington    http://simplygorgeous-donetta.blogspot.com
Gloria Ferrer    http://judetaama.blogspot.com.es/
Cherrie Fick    http://designsinthelight.co
Therese Frank    http://www.theresestreasures59.blogspot.com
Patty Gasparino    http://www.mylifeunderthebus.typepad.com
Tanya Goodwin    http://pixiloo.blogspot.com/2012/11/3rd-annual-challenge-of-color.html
Ambra Gostoli    http://chicandfrog.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/3rd-challenge-of-color
Jess Green    http://tabbiekoshka.blogspot.co.uk/
Denielle Hagerman    http://somebeadsandotherthings.com
Mary Harding    www.maryhardingjewelrybeadblog.blogspot.com
Karla Hartzog    http://www.karlakrafts.com
Kim Hora    http://www.kimmykats.com
Brandi Hussey    http://brandigirlblog.com
Emanda Johnson    http://ArtemisiaStudio.blogspot.com
Jennifer Justman    http://soulsfiredesigns.blogspot.com/
Sue Kennedy    http://suebeads.blogspot.com
Ema Kilroy    http://emakaye.blogspot.com
Lee Koopman    http://Stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Linda Landig    http://www.LindasBeadBlog.com
Kirsi Luostarinen    http://kirsiluokorut.blogspot.com
Cynthia Machata    http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com/
Alicia Marinache    http://www.allprettythings.ca
Beth McCord    http://www.ebbeadandmetalworks.blogspot.com
Mary K McGraw    http://mkaymac.blogspot.com/
Karen Mitchell    http://www.overthemoon-design.com
Cheri Mitchell-Reed    http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com/
Aimee Moisa    http://threecatsdancing.blogspot.com
Karla Morgan    http://www.texaspepperjams.blogspot.com
Penny Neville    http://copperpennydesigns.blogspot.com
Becky Pancake    http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com
Kashmira Patel    http://sadafulee.blogspot.com
Alice Peterson    http://alice-dreaming.blogspot.com
Kayla Potega    http://www.teejewelry.blogspot.com
Debbie Price    http://greenshoot.blogspot.co.uk
Bobbie Rafferty    http://beadsong.blogspot.com
Caron Reid    http://caronmichelle.blogspot.com.au/
Nicole Rennell    http://nicolerennell.com/blog
Cynthia Riggs    http://cynthsblog.blogspot.com/2012/11/3rd-annual-challenge-of-color.html
Andrea Ross    http://silvermapledesigns.blogspot.com/
Sally Russick    http://thestudiosublime.com
Annie Scherz    http://www.studioluma.ca
Pam Sears    http://crazycreativecorner.blogspot.com/
Renetha Stanziano    http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com
Sandra Stein    http://sannipanni.wordpress.com
Kristen Stevens    http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.com
Tracy Stillman    http://www.tracystillmandesigns.com (had to bow out due to a wrist injury)
Sherri Stokey    http://www.knotjustmacrame.com/2012/11/challenge-of-color-reveal.html
Lola Survillo    http://www.beadlolabead.blogspot.com
Kay Thomerson    http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com
Jo Tinley    http://daisychaindesignsjewellery.blogspot.com
Emma Todd    http://www.apolymerpenchant.com
Cory Tompkins    http://www.tealwaterdesigns.blogspot.com
Pam Traub    http://www.klassyjoolz.blogspot.com
Melissa Trudinger    http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Michelle Tucker    http://michellescreativemusings.blogspot.com/
Shelley Graham Turner    http://www.shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com
Monique Urquhart    http://ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com/
Rachel Van-Walsk    http://balancedcrafts.com/blog
Patti Vanderbloemen    http://www.myaddictionshandcrafted.blogspot.com
Lesley Watt    http://thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com
Lynn White    http://lynnwhitejewelry.com/Lynn_White_Jewelry/Lynns_Jewelry_Blog/Lynns_Jewelry_Blog.html
Joan Williams    http://www.lilrubyjewelry.com




36 comments:

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.

stregajewellry 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.

strandedinthecity 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.
Cheri

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!

JLYNNJEWELS said...

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

lilrubyjewelry.com 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!
{Hugs!}
Dawn

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.
Therese

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.

beadrecipes 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!