This comes from Jessica Colaluca's
The palette was assigned to me by Erin Prais-Hintz of Tesori Trovati Jewelry and the blog "Treasures Found: Inspiration is Everywhere," who organized the event...or should we say "Challenge"...for a challenge it turned out to be!
Phase I--Weeks 1-3:
When I received the colors and photo inspiration several weeks ago, I immediately knew what I wanted to make--a bracelet with assorted beads hanging like charms from links in the colors of my pallet. It might not sound terribly original, but I had not made a piece like this, and wanted to give it a try. I began by gathering up beads I had in my collection in the colors I wanted to use, then working, whenever I had a moment or two, on the small charm-like beads.
All right, so yes, those ARE a whole lot of small beads to wrap. And you may wonder, why so many photos of THESE? Because in my estimation, this was the best part of my project. After this, things started to "fly the coop" a bit, so to speak!
Phase II--Last day!
My time flies! Okay, so I didn't really wait until the last day to decide what I was going to do. I had it all planned out. I had seen it done before and knew exactly what I was going to do.
First, a look at a few more pieces of the bracelet:
|The front center bead attached to brass chain. |
I'm still thinking it's going to
come together nicely at this stage.
I planned on making a couple of these
for the sides of the bracelet,
but this one seemed too large and bulky for that purpose,
so I decided to make it part of the clasp.
|Finally, my "masterpiece,"|
the item that would tie together the photo
and color theme of my assigned "nested blues."
I didn't make the idea up of a bead and wire
"nest and eggs," I just borrowed it.
|Now about that....|
Isn't it cute as a button!?
I thought so. I even thought I was
1/2 a genius for using a button as a base for the piece!
1 Norma Turvey ~ Teal ~ Color Crave
2 Jeannie Dukic ~ Green ~ Mineral Tones
3 Mary McGraw ~ Teal ~ Embellished Hues
4 Jo Tinley ~ Red ~ Decadent Tones
5 Rebecca Anderson ~ Pink ~ Tulip Tones
6 Kristi Jaro ~ Red ~ Temple Entrance
7 Stephani Gorman ~ Green ~ Dew Tones
8 Melissa Meman ~ Green ~ Fruit Star
9 Kathleen Lange Klik ~ Teal ~ Silk Hues
10 Cynthia Riggs ~ Red ~ Autumn Comfort
11 Heidi Post ~ Teal ~ Flora Bright
12 Cece Cormier ~ Teal ~ Merino Teal
13 Amy Freeland ~ Gray ~ Cultured Tones
14 Alice Peterson ~ Blue ~ Island Play
15 Rose Noble ~ Gray ~ Autumn Stacked
16 Kristina Johansson ~ Yellow ~ Sunny Flower
17 Kirsi Luostarinen ~ Teal ~ Dragon Hues
18 Tari Kahrs ~ Orange ~ Citrus Tones
19 Mallory Hoffman ~ Purple ~ Petaled Dark
20 Molly Alexander ~ Brown ~ Peppered Tones
21 Regina Santerre ~ Red ~ Frosted Berry
22 Emanda Johnson ~ Teal ~ Color Purl
23 Amy Severino ~ Orange ~ Winged Tones
24 Bobbie Rafferty ~ Teal ~ Lime Hues
25 Tanya Goodwin ~ Gray ~ Pecked Tones
26 Lisa Lodge ~ Blue ~ Nocturnal Tones
27 Hope Smitherman ~ Blue ~ Bloom Tones
28 Linda Landig ~ Green ~ Cacti Dark
29 Ambra Gostoli ~ Teal ~ Perched Autumn
30 Lori Bowring-Michaud ~ Blue ~ Sharpened Blue
31 Pippa Chandler ~ Teal ~ Hungarian Hues
32 Keirsten Giles ~ Purple ~ Mineral Brights
33 Jennifer Justman ~ Blue ~ Autumn Rays
34 Sandy Richardson ~ Purple ~ Moroccan Brights
35 CJ Bauschka ~ Teal ~ Teal Air
36 Shaiha Williams ~ Teal ~ Sushi Hues
37 Kay Thomerson ~ Purple ~ Autumn Spectrum
38 Sally Russick ~ Purple ~ Golden Gate Tones
39 Cilla Watkins ~ Purple ~ Autumn Infused
40 Shirley Moore ~ Purple ~ Frozen Heather
41 Jenni Connolly ~ Gray ~ Paw Tones
42 Tamara Soper ~ Green ~ Field Tones
43 Sharyl McMillian-Nelson ~ Blue ~ Nested Blues
44 Jen Velasquez ~ Pink ~ Sweetened Tints
45 Maria Grimes ~ Red ~ Bright Bloom
46 Elisabeth Auld ~ Gray ~ Petaled Tints
47 Susan Kennedy ~ Pink ~ Zinnia Tones
48 Shannon Chomanczuk ~ Gray ~ Autumn Leaf
49 Holly Westfall ~ Yellow ~ Sprinkled Tones
50 Patty Gasparino ~ Red ~ Color Carton
51 Angela Little ~ Pink ~ Singapore Brights
52 Lizzie Zawinski ~ Green ~ Budding Hues
53 Kristen Stevens ~ Pink ~ Scooped Tones
54 Dawn Doucette ~ Brown ~ Jarred Tones