Friday, November 30, 2012

The Challenge of Color



I'm so excited to be participating in Erin's Third Annual Challenge of Color. As expected, Erin always adds a challenge within the challenge, making things interesting and allowing us to stretch our creative muse.
This time, Brandi selected 40 of the more than 120 NASA Earth As Art photographs for our color palettes.You can click on the photo below to see more. We were given two to choose from, or do both.  I chose the palette below for the wonderful patterns and colors.


I must apologize for the horrible photos but I waited until the last minute to get them done, and the sun was not cooperating.  The bracelet below is actually three separate bracelets which can be worn separately or together.  From top to bottom: a short string of vintage beads from Sparrow Salvage, a string of chunky Prehnite beads from Rings & Things, and a string of matte cube 4mm Aquarius seed beads. All are finished with sterling silver.


I love how the colors work so well together, and sort of mimic the undulating lines in the inspiration photo. 




Thanks so much for stopping by. A big thanks to Erin and Brandi for putting this challenge together. Please visit Erin's blog for links to the other 79 participants.

30 comments:

maryharding said...

You chose such wonderful beads to match the earth photo. Love the way they compliment each other. I have loved this challenge too.

Mary K. McGraw said...

What a great idea to make three separate bracelets. The colors are great.

Jean A. Wells said...

The beads you chose represent the colors and textures of the photograph perfectly. I love that you made three separate bracelets - what versatility. Great job!

BackstoryBeads said...

I have to agree with Mary, the beads you selected are perfect compliments to the photo (and each other.) It would be so much fun to wear them all together, with a big, tribal silver bangle. Yum!

Patti Van said...

Indeed...a wonderful challenge! Love the fact that these can be worn together...or seperate! The gemstones you used are so pretty! Nice job! :)

A Half-Baked Notion said...

I agree, Alice, the different weights of the components makes the lines work together to mimic the mountain ranges. Clever to make separate bracelets!

You can call me Lyssa... said...

Weren't the Challenge of Color palettes just beautiful? I was so happy with the ones I got. You made such a gorgeous piece with yours! You did a fantastic job on this challenge!

Lela said...

Love the colors in your bracelet...they look great together!

Bobbie said...

Oh, Alice, these gemstones are gorgeous! You're right -- they do echo the undulations of the land in the photo, particularly the prehnite, which just looks like a bunch of beautiful sparkly (tiny) mountains!

Cynthia said...

Great job matching the palette. I like the verasitilty of the 3 bracelets, so you can wear one, two or all three. Great job!

re-maker said...

Your colors are beautiful, some of my favorites! I like that you made three separate bracelets, great idea!

stregajewellry said...

Great choice of beads and how clever to make the piece so that the bracelets can be worn separately or together.

JLYNNJEWELS said...

Great choice of beads that compliment your Color Palette. I love stacking things - and bracelets are especially fun - single strands to a tri-strand - great idea! Fantastic thinking on the fly when time is at a premium (have to admit this one snuck up on me too...) :) JLynn

Tanya said...

I love your palette and I adore what you did with it. Your bracelet is beautiful and the colors work so well together. It just makes me smile.

strandedinthecity said...

I love your interpretation, and you're right - the lines really do mimic those in the photo. Nice!

Brandi Hussey said...

I love the colors you pulled out, but I love how versatile your bracelet is more! What an awesome design choice.

Thanks for playing along!

13 said...

Love how you've captured the movement as well as the stunning colours

Caron Michelle said...

Absolutely beautiful Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ

Sally Russick said...

Alice, I love the greens and blues you had to work with! The bracelets are beautiful whether worn individually or as a stack! Beautifully done!!

Becky Pancake said...

You matched you color palette well. It's very cool that you can wear them together or separate. Multiple options make jewelry more wearable.

Renetha said...

You matched the texture and color changes of the pallet landscape perfectly.

Karen Mitchell said...

Great choices for your beads. They really match the colours and textures of the photo. Well done!

EmandaJ said...

Fantastic interpretations!

Donetta said...

You are endlessly creative...and you make absolutely beautiful jewelry! It's always a pleasure to see what you've made.

A Polymer Penchant said...

I love your approach Alice, genius! I would be trying way to hard all in one piece and you have the perfect solution.

CraftyHope said...

It DOES kinda mimic the photo doesn't it!? Very nicely done :)

TesoriTrovati said...

Hey Miss Alice! Here I am {fashionably} late to my own party! I love the idea of three separate bracelets that can be worn together in different combinations. I might have to co-op that idea ;-) I am glad that you were able to jump in the Challenge! Enjoy the day! Erin

P.S. You have Miss Brandi as being of Design Seeds. That is not correct. Last year we used the palettes from Design Seeds made by Miss Jess Colaluca. Brandi's blog is this: www.brandigirlblog.com
Can you update that? Thanks!

Michelle Tucker said...

Oooh! Dreamy palette. Great job pulling the colors into your bracelet.

KayzKreationz said...

Very pretty bracelet. I like the fact that you can wear them together or separate, and how they move like the lines in your palette.

Karla Hartzog said...

I think the palette you chose is so unusual. The map looks like s fossil to me. 'Love the three bracelets! They look 'fossily" to me, too! Smart idea!