Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I Love a Color Challenge!!

Welcome to the reveal for the Treasures Found 2nd Annual Color Challenge and a special thanks to Erin for putting on this fun challenge and blog hop! 

Unfortunately I finished my piece yesterday and the rain was coming down hard all day. I had hoped when I got a glimpse of this little beauty that the sun might make an appearance:
Of course I am only sharing this fact because the lighting was HORRIBLE all day and I haven't quite mastered lighting a photo on a rainy day...in fact...I rely completely on sunny days!  (I guess if I continue to do so I should stop procrastinating!!)...so I am not particularly happy with how these pictures turned out....

Anyway!  I'm so glad I got to take part in this challenge.  I really do love a color challenge!  It is especially great when you are forced to put colors together you might not normally do so on your own.

As was the case with this challenge.  I was able to pick my 'main color', orange, but then Erin selected a  palette for me with orange as one of the colors.  The palette came from Design Seeds and my palette was called "Winged Tones":
  

I fell in love with my palette immediately and knew I needed the perfect focal for my challenge piece and so I was delighted to call upon my Bead Soup Blog Party partner, Alison of BeadsByEarthTones!  I showed her my palette and asked her to create a custom piece for me. 

Here's what she came up with!

If you haven't been over to Alison's Etsy shop, you should really check it out.  She makes beautiful polymer beads also - but I'm really in love with her Imprint Series!

So without further ado, here is what I did for the color challenge!!


I am excited to see a lot of familiar faces on the list of challenge participants and I can't wait to check out some new faces too! 




39 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea to get your BSBP partner to make a focal for you.......neat!
    Love the focal and your work around it. I also really love the coppery brown larger beads..they have a lovely shine about them.I also admire anyone who can put together such multi-stranded necklaces..it is beyond me!
    jenni

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  2. Wow, what a beautiful focal! I love your beadwork and the multi strands - works so well and balances the focal to perfection!

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  3. beautiful piece, lovely colours and stunning focal

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  4. Oh Oh OH Amy!!!!! I love the focal you had her create and you bezeled it with such beauty. I am just speechless as to how you pulled it all together and you know I love orange! Beautiful work!!!!

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  5. A gorgeous piece! I just love the focal with all the lovely colors.

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  6. That is just stunning. Alison did a great job on the focal and you did a great job on the bezel. The colors you chose make the focal shine. Beautiful piece!

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  7. What a fresh looking combination. Really beautiful.

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  8. This piece is nothing short of breathtaking!!

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  9. That's so cool you called upon a bead maker to create a custom focal for you. The beads you choose really accent the focal perfectly.

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  10. Amy, your necklace is Gorgeous!!! I love the focal piece that Alison made for you and the bezel you did around it along with the multi strands of beads makes it shine. Great job with your color palet.
    Therese

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  11. Oh you so nailed it! Beautiful pieces!

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  12. OMG!! I am so impressed! Fantastic!

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  13. Miss Amy, that is the most perfect blend of all the colors on your palette! Orange is a hard color for most people to design with because it can end up being very pumpkiny, but this calls to mind a blue sky summer day in a field of wildflowers, Indian paintbrush to be exact. I love it! Thank you for taking on the challenge of color with me!
    Enjoy the day.
    Erin

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  14. Oh so wonderful love the colors and the designs
    Be blessed to be a blessing

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  15. WOW!! Your necklace is simply beautiful. What a stroke of inspiration to have a custom piece made with your palette. Thanks for turning me on to Alison's shop. I must have missed it with all the chaos of the bead soup hop!

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  16. Stunning - I love your color palette!!! You did a beautiful job the orange just makes everything pop!

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  17. You had a complex color palette! I love your free approach to it and the wonderful way all the colors harmonize with the shades of green in your bezel.

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  18. Amy, you made me giggle. LOVE your sense of humor girl! Love the focal and how you embroidered it too! You really captured the color palette to a T!
    Looking forward to seeing more of your designs!
    {Hugs!}

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  19. Wow - that color palette would have been tough for me, but you absolutely conquered it beautifully! I LOVE this necklace! The design is so feminine, but not overly so because of the colors. Gorgeous!

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  20. Gorgeous necklace! Love how you framed the pendant and used a multi-strand design. I think you got a great balance between the colours in those strands. Fab job!

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  21. I really love how this necklace spans all seasons. I could picture myself wearing it either with a sundress or a turtleneck.

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  22. That is gorgeous. I love your focal bead you had made and the way you accented it with some of the colors of your palette. I'm loving seeing all the different palettes and how everyone interpreted them.

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  23. That is so cool that you called on your bead soup partner for a special focal! You've done a wonderful job with your palette :)

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  24. Beautiful design. I really liked how you added the seed bead element to the polymer clay pendant. I also like the multi-strands. Your palette was very challenging, but you mastered those colors!

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  25. Pretty, pretty, pretty! What a nice job you did!

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  26. I love how the connections that we make during our various swaps continue to play in our creative endeavors. What a great idea to have your focal custom made by your swap partner form another challenge. What a fabulous creation made to showcase that focal.

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  27. Holy Moly girl! That is just gorgeous! I love the pendant, and the fact that it was made just for this challenge! you did a beautiful job on the design and execution. You truly made your palette talk!

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  28. Absolutely lovely! Such a pretty piece :)

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  29. If I had only known about Alison's "Clay Eggs" my worries with my "Nested Egg" would have been over! Thanks for introducing me to her Etsy shop, and congrats on your lovely work! I would say those colors were mighty challenging, but you made a remarkable piece!

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  30. I love that you had a piece made just for you! Beautiful work.

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  31. This is stunning Amy! You did a wonderful job! Sorry that I missed you the other day, Ihad really been looking forward to it.

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  32. Perfect! What a great necklace. Lovely design and focal. Just beautiful. I will check out Alison's beads.

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  33. It was so cool that you called your former BSBP partner to ask her to make a focal. You can build wonderful connections through these challenges!

    Ambra

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  34. That is fabulous, a rainbow of colourful wonderfulness in it's own right. Fun interpretation of the pallette.

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  35. Wow! What a challenging color combo! I love your beadwork and the groupings of beads. Wonderful!

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  36. AMY!!!! you are so very talented...how the heck to you work with those tiny, tiny, TINY seed beads without going insane?! what you created with my pendant is so very beautiful...i feel so very honored :)
    thank you amy and have a wonderful weekend!
    alison

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  37. Wow! That's a fantastic piece you have there!

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