Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Challenge of Color Blog Hop Reveal

Today is the reveal day for the Challenge of Color Blog Hop hosted by Erin Prais-Hintz. There are 54 participants who were assigned a color palette chosen by Erin. These beautiful color palettes were created by Jessica Colaluca of Design Seeds (Thank you Jessica!). If you are ever in need of inspiration visit her blog for more colorful ideas.

The palette Erin chose for me was ‘Island Play’ Just look at the lovely colors! Don’t they make you wish you were on a beach or island far, far away?

The bracelet I created began with this gorgeous etched, patina clasp made by Melinda Orr . Check out her etsy shop to see more of her lovely handmade creations.

The blue lampwork bead is from an ebay seller (which I can’t seem to recall). I’ve been hoarding these lovely beads for a long time. Also included is a small, sand colored lampwork bead, some pretty faceted aqua beads from Nina Bagley from her recent studio cleanout (check out her lovely blog and amazing jewelry!) a Wasabi Silk Czech Nautilus Shell, and Vintaj Brass components.

Please go to Erin’s blog to see her own creations, and to enter her giveaway. And take some time to visit the other participants to see what they created. A big thanks to Erin for organizing this challenge. I enjoyed it very much!

Norma Turvey
Jeannie Dukic
Mary McGraw
Jo Tinley
Rebecca Anderson
Kristi Jaro
Stephani Gorman
Melissa Meman
Kathleen Lange Klik
Cynthia Riggs
Heidi Post
Cece Cormier
Amy Freeland
Alice Peterson that's me!
Rose Noble
Kristina Johansson
Kirsi Luostarinen
Tari Kahrs
Mallory Hoffman
Molly Alexander
Regina Santerre
Emanda Johnson
Amy Severino
Bobbie Rafferty
Tanya Goodwin
Lisa Lodge
Hope Smitherman
Linda Landig
Ambra Gostoli
Lori Bowring-Michaud
Pippa Chandler
Keirsten Giles
Jennifer Justman
Sandy Richardson
CJ Bauschka
Shaiha Williams
Kay Thomerson
Sally Russick
Cilla Watkins
Shirley Moore
Jenni Connolly
Tamara Soper
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson
Jen Velasquez
Maria Grimes
Elisabeth Auld
Susan Kennedy
Shannon Chomanczuk
Holly Westfall
Patty Gasparino
Angela Little
Lizzie Zawinski
Kristen Stevens
Dawn Doucette


Mary Lamoray said...

Gorgeous!!! especially love the yellow sea shell and the unique way you've created the hook... I'm off to start visiting these links! :)

Shirley said...

Yikes! I thought the reveal was tomorrow! I've got to get hopping. Hope to have some pics up later today. I love your color palette, and especially love the clasp. Great job!!

Therese's Treasures said...

Very pretty bracelet Alice, nice use of your color palet. Those aqua beads are like the water of the Caribiean.

Tesori Trovati said...

How awesome is that! You are my overachiever Miss Alice! ;-) Better a day early than a day late, I say! That clasp is perfect. I love the texture like a relic from the past. And Nina Bagley had a studio clean out? How exactly did I miss that? You scored some good finds! Well, done, Miss Alice! I look forward to sharing my big reveal tomorrow, but thanks for this kick off to color!
Enjoy the day!

steufel said...

LOVE that. And the clasp is a bummer!

Jenni said...

Oh, such a gorgeous bright vibrant palette you received and you certainly did it justice! Love the clasp...how interesting is the bead attached to the end of it! Those faceted aqua beads just GLOW...it's all so pretty.

Pips said...

I love your bracelet. Cool and clean and such beautiful colours!

T... said...

wonderful piece, what a stunning clasp.....

Anonymous said...

Alice!!! What a wonderful bracelet!! I love the the whole design and the hook closure with the bead is such a great idea! You work well in these vibrant colors!

Cillaw said...

Perfect! What a great use of the color palette!

Tanya said...

I love the bracelet. It makes me think of an island getaway. The colors work so well together.

JeannieK said...

This would be fun to wear in the summer with a pretty sundress. Love the etched clasp.

lunedreams said...

Gorgeous, love it! I think a vibrant palette like that works really nicely in a simple design, like yours. (I love lime and aqua together). The elements you chose work wonderfully together. The patina clasp is perfect. I'm especially enamored of the hook in that clasp! Might have to try that.

Jo said...

Such a lovely bracelet! I love the clasp - such a perfect colour!

Stephani Gorman said...

Looks like a day at the beach! Lovely clasp!

Cynthia said...

Beautiful job! Such pretty beads!

Amy S. said...

You definitely captured the palette perfectly! Your bracelet is so pretty!

Heidi Post said...

Great job with your palette! Love that clasp :)

I LOVE color! said...

You really caught the colors right on
Be blessed to be a blessing

moonlitfantaseas said...

great colors! and I love the Melinda Orr Clasp!the bracelet is wonderful!

Anne Lorys said...

Your work is absolutely stunning, just lovely!


Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Really fun design. You did a great job with the colors. The design really represents the name of your color palette too, as it is very playful!

Maneki said...

Lovely bracelet, colourful and summery just like the palette! I like how you kept the tuquoise as main colours and just added little accents of the rest. And that beautiful clasp is a fab focal.

4His Glory Creations by CJ said...

Great use of your color pallet, bright, fun, and fresh looking. Love it!

beautifullybrokenme said...

I absolutely LOVE your design Alice! The colors are so summery and fun, and the clasp is to die for - especially the way you incorporated the lime green bead into the hook of the clasp. Just beautiful!

ladynoble said...

This is the most spot on design-to-palette I have seen in the challenge. I absolutely need to get my hands on one of Melinda Orr's patina claps, I love it! Great bracelet, so happy and I am happy I clicked on your link!

Shai Williams said...

That bracelet is so fresh and summery. It just makes me dream of walking along a tropical beach.

My Life Under the Bus said...

Perfection Alice!!! That clasp in in my Fav's on Etsy - love this color palette and you did it proud. Stunning combo and the beads and clasp look fantstic together!Love these colors!!!

Dawn Doucette said...

Great color palette, great design. Makes me think I should be blog hopping with a margarita in hand! LOL
Job well done deary!

KayzKreationz said...

I really like your color palette. And the beads you chose to make your palette. Wonderful piece.

SoulsFireDesigns said...

What a playful, fun, colorful, and truly lovely piece :) I love what you did with your palette! Gorgeous!

Unknown said...

I have always wanted to work with one of Melinda's creations and you made it sing in this bracelet!

Mary K. McGraw said...

Great palette you had to work with a great design you created. Love the Melinda Orr clasp.

Bobbie said...

You did a beautiful job of capturing the colors of the palette - lovely!

Shannon Chomanczuk said...


Tricia said...

Oh, what a pretty bracelet! It seems so nice and summery :)

EmandaJ said...

BEAUTIFUL color palette -- that zing of yellow just makes your piece sing!!


Anonymous said...

Your palette was very soft, I would have been in difficult with it but you did a great job.
And thanks for mentioning where you bought those wonderful beads, I wrote down all names!


Regina said...

What a colorful and playful bracelet, just perfect!

CraftyHope said...

First off, I love, love, LOVE the palette Erin selected for you. That's my happy place there (minus the net ;) )

Secondly, your bracelet is to die for beautiful! I can't seem to find the words to describe just how much I like it. You blew this out of the water (no pun intended)!

Sandi Volpe said...

Love this bracelet, very beautiful.

elisabeth said...

I love the colors and your bracelet captures it perfectly! How great to have a piece of sunshine like that on your wrist come February :-)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful bracelet! This color palette is to die for - my absolute favorite colors. Super job!

Maria said...

This is perfect! Love it!

Pearl and Pebble said...

Beautiful! What a fabulous palette and you totally captured it in both color and theme. Awesome clasp!!!

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Raida said...

Beautiful! I just love the color combination you used.

Melinda Orr - BANDANA GIRL said...

I've been so busy these past weeks ~ I missed this entirely....all I can say is this piece is amazing...I would never have thought to group these...such a great design style you have! Thanks so much for sharing and the heads up....

Starstruckbooks said...

This piece brings so much of the light of that summer beach into itself. Gorgeous.

amy said...

That is really pretty!! great job!

SueBeads said...

Love! So cute and islandy! Love the clasp too!

Unknown said...

Oh wow! Those colors would be hard for me but you did it perfectly!! I really like your bracelet!