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:


  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.

  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!


  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!

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

  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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