Saturday, August 3, 2013

"Summer Color Inspiration Challenge" Reveal!

Sunday Update:    The event wrap-up and give-away winner announcement will be delayed until Monday.   Apologies!
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It's here, at last!  The day of the "Summer Color Inspiration Challenge" Reveal!  

On July 13, I posted seven close-up photos coming from parts of two bouquets.   I asked people which photo they liked best, which inspired them.   And later, I asked if they would be interested in designing a piece of jewelry around those colors.   I said if they did design something, I would post on my blog.   Well, people started responding and soon I realized we might have quite a few for including on my blog page, so we decided to turn the event into a blog hop, with people who had blogs of their own, posting there!   Ah, much better! 

Those without a blog that wished to participate were offered to post on my blog, but it turned out that everyone that wanted to join in had a blog.   So you'll see the Participant List below and you can click on the Links to get to each person's blog page.   

Hopefully, you will see the photo they chose and their inspired jewelry creation!   

But before you take off to see all the others, I hope you'll stay to see my own!   This is the photo that inspired my design:

#5:  white, soft pink, cranberry, yellow

The rules indicate you could drop a color or two.  I tried to get them all in, but eventually dropped cranberry. I just couldn't find the right beads in my collection that looked right with the necklace I was creating:

The three large round yellow pottery beads and one round green pottery bead with leaf imprint (center right) are by Natalie Pappas of NKP Designs, Fort Worth, TX, USA.   The flat beads (pink flower and green leaf) in the center dangle are from Bo Hulley Beads.   Teresa Hulley, bead artist, is from Ryde, UK.   I have many favorites when it comes to bead artists, and these are two of my absolute favorites, so putting their beads together is a real joy!   These are beads I've kept quite a long while, just waiting for some special design to come along!

In addition to the handmade ceramic beads, there are Czech glass beads, Swarovski bicone glass crystals, pink jade, green gemstones, white shells, sterling silver accent beads, and silver ox plated brass chain.  

And a few pink dangles for the end of the focal!

I used some of the techniques for doing double-strands
I learned when I did the wedding jewelry,
and I handmade this silver clasp.

Sunday, I'll show you something else I made and I'll draw a name from among those who contributed jewelry for the blog hop!   Hope you'll come back to see who wins!  

Now, on to the other participants!

Blog Hop Participant List:

Sharyl McMillian-Nelson     Sharyl’s Jewelry    (Host)

Kashmira Patel   .....    Sadafulee...always in bloom!

Lisa Lodge   .....   A Grateful Artist - Pine Ridge Treasures

Tanty Sri Hartanti   ....   TJewellicious by Tanti      
All pages have been posted!   Thanks for visiting!

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I'll be having a sale in my Sharyl's Jewelry store
 this Sat and Sun, Aug. 3-4. 

Many new components!

Please use this code at checkout
for a 15% discount:    FLOWERS15

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aneri_masi said...

I love how you always put in so many different elements together and always come up with something so classy. I know I cannot get away with that. I love yellow! And it looks great with the soft pink :)

Haha, reminds me of my outfit from a couple days ago..neon yellow and hot pink...same colors, but a faaaaar cry from what you made!

Unknown said...

Wow! Such a beautiful necklace! Beautiful summer colors!
You have a great idea with this blog hop!

TJewellicious by tanti said...

aaaww.....lovely necklace... I love your design... :)

baymoondesign said...

Thank you for organizing this blog hop! Your photos are amazing as is the piece you created for this.

Tanya said...

Sharyl, that is lovely. It doesn't need the cranberry. The soft colors work so well.

I have been looking forward to this hop and can't wait to see what the others did.

The original photos you posted were awesome and had amazing color combos. I am sorry I couldn't play.

Anonymous said...

I love your beautiful necklace! So pretty and feminine. Nice color palette! I really love NKP and Bo Hulley Beads also. Thanks for having this fun challenge!

ladelizchica said...

I love,love your necklace .The soft colors had me looking and looking at your necklace beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Oh this is so pretty. I can see it with a crisp white shirt on a summer day. Beautiful! Thanks again for such lovely inspiration!