Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happiness is....

...spending the weekend working on a color challenge!

What fun. I happened to have Margie Deeb's book that I borrowed from the library. After pouring over it for the last two weeks, I'm looking forward to adding it to my beading library. It's a keeper!

I pondered over the challenge for a few days and picked up a few on sale items at Michael's in preparation for the challenge. But then I was re-reading Marcie's post regarding the challenge and she mentioned that Margie gives the Delica colors in the book. So I checked that out and then checked out my stash...only to realize I had 5 of the 6 colors in the palette!

And I was happy to see I had a few corresponding colors in various seed beads.

So I fooled around with different techniques and possibilities:



And finally settled on the cylinder peyote stitched beads for my final piece:

5 comments:

  1. I really like this necklace, Amy. I love beaded beads. I often use pictures and pages torn from magazines for color inspiration! It a fun way to try new color combinations.

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  2. Wow that came together beautifully. The colour match is perfect. I love peyote beads - they are just so versatile.

    Great work! I hope you take part in the next challenge!

    Karyn

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  3. Nice work! I really like how you used the colors in this challenge! I am a new follower and so looking forward to your next creation!

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  4. Gorgeous Amy! Go to my blog and add your link so everybody can see! Lucky dog having the delicas!

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  5. I love your interpretation of this painting. The tubular peyote is perfect and captures the painting perfectly. I love how you combined beadweaving with some stringing. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!

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