Friday, December 3, 2010

The REVEAL - The Challenge of Color Blog Hop!

When Erin proposed this challenge to her blog readers,
I was fascinated!
I didn't know what color to choose, so I sent Erin an email saying
"either red or you surprise me."
Guess what,
Erin surprised me!
I received a post card a few days later that had the colors
Foamy Sea - Underwater - Bashful Rose
I loved them immediately.
Now, the colors in this photo are not true to the colors on the paint chip that Erin sent.
The blues are greens, but the bashful Rose is close.
I immediately set to work going through my glass rods, looking for the colors.
The Bashful Rose jumped out at me.
I found a coral that was so very close to the rose that I started to make my beads
While the beads were soaking in the kiln, I went through my stash of beads and found the perfect greens to match those on my color chip.
I was able to use all the colors!
The next step was to put together the jewelry items.
I waited for the the kiln to cool.
I took out the beads,
and to my HUGE surprise,
the coral had changed from a blushing coral to an orange coral.
This does happen with corals.
Oh, well,
Life and lemons seem to go together.
I pulled out my wire and began to work.
Now, yesterday, if you read my blog,
you saw the sneak peek,
in case you didn't,
here's my what I posted.

I used copper wire to link my pieces.
I used my hand made glass beads.
I used assorted beads for accent.
at long last,
here it is.
Are you ready?

This Rose is not so Bashful!

The rosie coral turned orange, but I like this bracelet anyway!
I was able to use one of the greens in this one:
Foamy Sea.

Now on to the next Reveal!

Views of Underwater Charms while Flying Above the Foamy Sea
(How's that for a creative use of a title?)
I was able to use all three colors in this necklace.
Notice the little bird?
She had the proper greens in her.
She is one of my favorite beads!
I really love her!
there you have it.
My Reveal.
Now, get started clicking on the links below and enjoy the show.
It's going to be great!
Thank you, Erin!
This was a great Challenge!

The Challenge of Color Blog Hop - December 3, 2010


Elisabeth said...

I love the whimsical necklace - wonderful!

Imaginative Jewelry said...

I think the touch of red is just great in this combo.
You really did a swell job!

Mary K. McGraw said...

I like the color of the coral turned orange and it works with your other bracelet colors. Great Job.

Patty said...

Pretty, Mallory! I think your colors turned out great.

My Life Under the Bus said...

Those beads are gorgeous like tiny little globes!!! Beautiful bracelet! Happy Blog Hop!!!

Courtney said...

I love your necklace. I love your bird!!! Great use of color (rosey and all)

TesoriTrovati said...

Wow! That is a lively color coral! But I love it! And you did a wonderful job of incorporating all the colors into the pieces. I am so glad that you took me up on this challenge and impressed that you let me surprise you! Thank you for sharing your color with the world. Enjoy the day, Mallory. Erin

steufel said...

Great job!

Kristen said...

I Love the necklace what a fun piece!

stregata said...

Wonderful combination!

Silver Parrot said...

Very nice!

Cindy said...

You outdid yourself, Mallory! I'm amazed you made your own beads and made not one but TWO pieces for the challenge! They are beautiful and love the name you gave your long necklace!

Lisa Godfrey said...

So pretty! Oh how I wish I could just whip up some lampwork beads to match any color palette when needed. I'm so jealous of lampworkers. ;-) I will definitely be checking out your etsy store!

Nicki said...

now this is really colorful. would be a huge challenge for me - but you have done it so nicely.

Brandi said...

I'm absolutely loving the coral color that came out - it's so pretty! Well done!

Rebecca said...

What a gorgeous palette you were sent! I love it. And the bracelet in particular i like - very wearable!

N Valentine Studio said...

Those turned out fantastic! Nice bright but light colors, lovely pieces!

BooBeads said...

Love how you worked those colors! The copper wire sets them off perfectly too!

Great job!

Pretty Things said...

All of those colors together make it such a happy necklace! Well done!

I LOVE color! said...

Love love your4 work. I have gone balistic over copper as well, quite be accident. as you well know everything is a potintual art supply!
be Blessed

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Love them both - the colors are fun and lively!

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Ohhh gorgeous pieces. The necklace has such a romantic feel to it... very pretty. Well done!