Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Challenge of Color - Purple and Day 5 of the Virtual Craft Show

That was the color I asked for--purple.
Little did I know that I would be given the color purple, but I would be given a design pallate
that would push me a bit over the edge.
From Design Seeds.

I love purple, but the vision I had of purple was very different from this.
I just wanted you to know, you did challenge me, and
I'm so happy your did!
Thank you!
I knew I would need a very special focal, so I fired up the torch.
Well, the first focal I made just didn't quite do what I wanted it to do,
the next time I torched,
I let the glass do what it wanted.

This time,
a flower was born.
The next challenge came in deciding how to accent this focal.
I looked at the colors.
Made a few more beads, then,
this happened.

Three layers of beads, pearls, and crystals gathered together to adorn this flower!
I love it!!
There are more people in this blog hop.
Be sure to visit them.
Here's the list.
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

Enjoy your tour!


Jenni said...

Your focal flower turned out perfectly for the palette you were given...and the necklace that goes with it is really lovely.

Pips said...

Wow, brilliant interpretation of the colours. Very beautiful!

Courtney said...

It is beautiful! Your flower is perfect and the necklace is so elegant.

T... said...

beautiful colours and what a stunning floral focal.....

Alice said...

I love everything about this necklace: your hadmade focal, all the lucious beads and components--it's beautiful!

Pixiloo said...

That is both a stunning palette a very challenging one. You totally rocked it! Your lampwork flower is just gorgeous and the beads you chose to accompany it are perfect. I'm totally in love with it.

Maggie said...

You find the most fun challenges and blog projects! Your flower is gorgeous and making me yearn for a fixed kiln so I can melt some glass. Simply lovely!

Anonymous said...

i love it too! The flower focal is so pretty. I want one.

Triptophonic Studios said...

love the colors and how you've transfer them over to your piece!

Shirley said...

You know I'm just totally jealous..."I looked at the color, then made some beads"!!! What a beautiful flower indeed. The necklace turned out wonderful!

Stephani Gorman said...

wow! your focal flower matches so perfect! Outstanding ! :)

Cynthia said...

You really matched your palette! Beautiful necklace.

Amy said...

This necklace is just delightful. I adore that purple flower!!!

TesoriTrovati said...

Miss Mallory! You did an amazing job! Not only did you get the colors but the inspiration photo as well (secretly I almost saved that one for me! Pansies are my favorite flower!). This is just lovely and I am glad that I was able to push you into the deep end of color with this palette! Thank you for taking on the challenge of color with me!
Enjoy the day.

Heidi said...

Perfect! I had to be a flower after your palette photo anyway, right? Beautiful colors, and you did them justice :)

I LOVE color! said...

Design very nice, color inviting
Be blessed to be a blessing

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Very beautiful design. Your palette was challenging for sure and you mastered it beautifully!

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Mallory, what a talented glass artist you are my dear. The focal alone had my draw jopping... I mean my jaw dropping... I am your newest blog follower and I can't wait to see your future creations!


Molly Alexander said...

That focal is just gorgeous, and the necklace designed around it perfectly reflects your color palette - beautiful!

Shaiha said...

Perfect just perfect. I love your flower and it does honor to the palette.

KayzKreationz said...

I love that focal flower. And your piece is gorgeous with all the other beads you made and added in. Isn't it great all the different hues in a palette? I had purple, too and my palette was totally different. Wonderful job.

Kristen said...

That flower is amazing! I love your use of the colors and how you pulled it all together.

Bobbie said...

Ooh, I love it, too! Luscious and elegant, and no doubt absolutely beautiful when worn!

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Ohhh, that flower is so beautiful! I love the necklace, truly a work of art :)

For My Sweet Daughter said...


EmandaJ said...

Fantastic interpretation! Love your lampwork flower!


Regina said...

I love it too! It is perfect, you did a great job.

CraftyHope said...

Wow! That's really beautiful. Your palette was stunning and you made something that really matched up to it's elegance!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Wow! What a beautiful flower. You really nailed the colors. Very pretty necklace!

Jo said...

Oh that is beautiful! What a fantastic idea to make the flower in the photo as well as using the palette!

Copper Diem said...

That came out really pretty!! love it!!

Starstruckbooks said...

That focal is gorgeous, a work of art all by itself! Lovely use of the pallette, very inspiring.

maneki said...

What a gorgeous flower! The necklace feels elegant and all in all it's a great interpretation of the beautiful palette you were given.

SueBeads said...

Very pretty Mallory! Great focal!

Kristi said...

I LOVE your flower! The colors are perfect!