Saturday, May 5, 2012

One Crayon Color Blog Hop

Today is the day for Sally Russick's One Crayon Color Blog Hop. Participants were asked to choose a color and create a monochromatic piece in that color. I chose the color green for this challenge.

My inspiration came from a pretty green button that came on a package from Marcia. I started pulling out all the green beads I have in my stash, and settled on some vintage round beads, a lime green lampwork disc from HMB Studios, and a green coiled wire from Carol Dillman—my Bead Soup partner. As I was moving the beads around on the table I dropped the lampwork disc onto the button, and it looked so cute. I decided to glue the disc into the button, and then glue the button onto a copper circle. The vintage beads came together easily with copper wire, but what to do with the green coiled wire? Knowing I had only one shot at forming the wire, I decided to make a loop and attach it to a large Vintaj jump ring. I used Novacan Black Patina to tone down the copper to match the aged brass. The green coiled wire is slightly curved to fit the wrist better.



Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure and visit all the other participants to see what they created. Thanks to Sally for another fabulous challenge!

Hosted by:
Sally Russick

Therese Frank
Rochelle Brisson
Lisa Lodge
Malin de Koning
Bobbie Rafferty

Linda Landig
Cherrie Fick
Beth McLarnan
Cece Cormier
Renetha Stanziano
Tanya Goodwin
Jean Welles
Amy Severino
Rebekah Payne
Lola Surwillo
Judy Turner

Jennifer Justman
Rose Brisson
Kim Bender
Heather Powers
Shelly Joyce

Cherie Reed
Rebecca Anderson
Hope Smitherman
Patti Vanderbloemen
Michelle Buettner
Alicia Marinache
Charissa Sloper
Sonya Stille
Maria Grimes
Nancy Saccoccio
Sandi Volpe
Joanne Tinley
Catherine Pruitt

Mary Harding
Karin Gilman
Jayne Capps
Lorelei Eurto
Melissa Meman
Alice Peterson
Jenny Davies Reazor
Cynthia Machata
Melissa Essenburg
Regina Santerre
Lauren Streets
Elizabeth Auld

Tracy Mok
Jennifer Judd Velasquez
Marti Conrad
Lori Anderson
Donna Bradley
Courtney Breul
Linda Younkman
Susan Kennedy
Lisa Liddy
Tracy Stillman
Dawn Doucette

Diana Ptaszynski
Shannon Chomanczuk
Janice Everett
Karen Williams

Kashmira Patel
Heidi Post
Birgitta Lejonklou
Holly Westfall
Karin Slaton


Patti Vanderbloemen said...

That is a cool design! It is amazing how all the different hues work so well together! And the coiled end for your clasp is awesome! Beautiful!

kimmykats said...

Alice I love the wirework on the bracelet...all the hues of green remind you of spring and the new budding life....wonderful bracelet!

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

How fun! I love your innovative use of the button and disc bead (I have several that I've had for years and haven't thought of anything to do with them)!

Bdyoginice2 said...

Fun design and love that wire element.

Jean A. Wells said...

That is one gorgeous bracelet and that green coiled wire is just the spark to finish it off. Love the button stack too. I really get how you describe how things came together. Sometimes, you just have to move things around a bit more. Love what you came up with. Great job!

Karen Williams said...

Fun! Very vibrant and spring like with all the different shades of green.

Oh, and I misread the name first time around and saw "Far Away". I thought that worked, too. :)

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Alice,
I love your bracelet all the different shades of green came together so well in your piece, beautiful!

Pretty Things said...

Absolutely awesome! I love the green wire-wrapped bit -- excellent detail.

aneri_masi said...

This is so cute :) I love all the components in there...thanks for sharing the process with us!

Bits of Learning said...

Alice, your design is so wonderfully vivid and bright!! I love how you stacked the lampwork beads on the copper they pull the bracelet together beautifully!!! Great job!!

I want to thank you so much for participating in the hop and for all the lovely comments of encouragement that you leave on my blog!!!

AntiquityTravelers said...

What fun! love the whimsy of it ... it will be a great piece to wear for spring and summer!

Tanya said...

I just love your design. I don't know which I like more, that wonderful disc or your wire wrapping with the green wire. It is such a fun piece!

Cindy said...

I really like the "rules" for this color challenge - working in a monochromatic color scheme....hehe, that's how I tend to work naturally. :-) Your green bracelet is so vibrant and beautiful - I love the combination of lampwork and wirework!

Unknown said...

That is such a striking design and it hangs together so well - great work!

Rebecca said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love how you've just let the elements speak for themselves. One of my favourites.

Tracy said...

Simply stunning!. I love the greens you've used, the green wire and how you've brought it all together...this is my kind of jewellery.

Raida said...

Love it! I love the green wire link and how you attached the lampwork disc, beautiful.

Unknown said...

Your design is amazing! Great job!

Beatnheart said...

Hi ! I'm new from shipwreck d. Your stuff is lovely..

Bobbie said...

LOVE this! The disc combined with the button is a great idea, and the wire loop is the perfect touch. It's just a yummy jolt of fun!

CraftyHope said...

Alice- Your bracelet is so much fun!! I love the whimsy you've given it with the bright greens and interesting shapes. It's fantastic. :)

Heidi Post said...

Such an unusual design, but it really works. The button is super cool looking!

Unknown said...

Interesting how you came up with your beautiful design. Clear crisp greens are well named too!

Regina said...

What an unique design, some creative thinking going on. Love the name too. Great work.

SueBeads said...

Very nice, love the design and the coiling is very cool!

Alicia said...

Lovely design and beautiful colours: all warm and bringing summer thoughts :)

Maria said...

So very cool! Great job!

Sandi Volpe said...

Great spring bracelet!!!

Lola said...

What a creative focal and unique design! I love the variety of elements!

elisabeth said...

Beautiful colors!

Mary Harding said...

Alice, your bracelet is so upbeat, cheerful and unique. such energy. Love it!!

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

What a really cool design!

Roxanne Mendoza said...

Love the greens you used in the bracelet!!! Very pretty!

Jenny said...

What a great array of greens! I would love to see it on- to see how the wire section sits... Looks good!

Shannon Chomanczuk said...

Very innovative! Love it.