Thursday, November 29, 2012

Challenge of Color 2012


Welcome to the 2012 Challenge of Color!

I decided to jump into this challenge for two reasons...
The first is because color is a challnge for me every day!
The second is because I love an Erin Prais-Hintz challenge!

Erin chose an assortment of amazing satelite images and sent each participants two from which to choose. I loved both of mine, but chose to go with the Colima Volcano because I really like the contrast between the hot and cold colors.

And a shout of thanks also goes out to color guru Brandi Hussey who created all of the beautiful color palettes!

 My inspiration photo courtesy of USGS

The focal is a very large "Mountain Jade" which is actually dyed dolomite marble. I've created a bezel setting by wrapping it in an oversize flower stamping from Nunn Design. On the back you'll find a small paua shell which has been dyed a beautiful blue. The chain has segments of wire wrapped apetite and red bone beads.
Bright blue tin bezels

The bezels are canibalzed from a link bracelet, also from Nunn, and are "set" with pieces of a vibrant blue cookie tin under glass cabs.

Close-up of the pendant back.



Be sure to check out my fellow participants
simply click on the links below...







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38 comments:

Cece Cormier said...

Like the simplicity of this piece.

A Half-Baked Notion said...

Pam, I love the piece AND the fact that you reuse components... beautifully accomplished!

Tanya said...

That is gorgeous. I love the back of the pendant as well. You did an amazing job!

stregajewellry said...

This is a great piece and perfectly matches your pallette! It's bold, beautiful yet simple! Awesome!

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 an incredibly gorgeous piece with yours! You did a fantastic job on this challenge!

Maplegirl said...

Strong and beautiful design for these colors. Andrea

Shannon Chomanczuk said...

Very pretty!

Brandi Hussey said...

Out of all 40 palettes, this one is probably my favorite because of what you mentioned - the colors are just so eye-catching and so striking!

I love how your piece came together - it's gorgeous!

Thanks for playing along!

chicandfrog said...

Simply lovely. Red and blu work perfectly together! Wonderful pendant.

Ambra

Becky Pancake said...

Great job. I am seeing more tin pieces but I haven't seen them under glass. Very unique.

Cheri said...

I really like your color palette and the necklace you made is perfect!

JLYNNJEWELS said...

This is a totally rocking necklace - LOVE it! With the beautiful wire work you did on the back of the pendant...this one would be hard to decide which way to wear it :) - Truly FANTASTIC! ~JLynn

Patti Van said...

FABULOUS focal!! Love the blues and the reds together - this is beautiful!

strandedinthecity said...

This palette is breathtaking! Love what you did with it!

Lori Anderson said...

LOVE those colors and stunning work!

Alicia said...

Oh, wow, Pam: you truly rocked this palette! The colours are a perfect match and the idea of the flower with the Paua shell on back is simply wonderful! A fantastic piece - I love it.

maryharding said...

Love the dynamic rich red focal and your wire wrapped bead strands. I love this palette too. I also had it.

lilrubyjewelry.com said...

Fabulous - love how the red and blue pop against each other!

Kashmira said...

Stunning! Very modern and pretty!

Caron Michelle said...

WOW - and loads of it - what a stunning design!

Sally Russick said...

WOW! Perfectly done! Your necklace is such an eye catching piece and the colors and design are so strong. Perfectly interprets the volcano color palette!


Your photography is fantastic, too!!

Chrizette said...

I love the boldness of your piece. It is beautiful and matches the palettes perfectly!

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lynsey said...

Wow!! what a stunning piece, I just love it.
I've seen that pallet a few times on my journey around the blogs, and I have to say it's one of my favorites so far.

TesoriTrovati said...

So happy that you played along with us, Miss Pam! I love the modern simplicity of this design. Each piece is playing a part and there is nothing extraneous. That allows each piece to star! Enjoy the day. Erin

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Such a gorgeous piece! I love that the pendant is double sided! (the back is just as beautiful as the front :) )

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

FANTASTIC! The necklace is a masterpiece! Love the bold and beautiful colors and beads you used!!! You captured the colors beautifully!

Michelle Tucker said...

This is one of my favorite color palettes of the bunch. The colors are stunning. I LOVE what you made with it. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! It's a stunner! OK, enough gushing. You balanced the asymmetrical design perfectly. I also love the hidden surprise behind the pendant. :)

Klassy Joolz said...

Right on with the color palette...just beautiful and bold!

A Polymer Penchant said...

Pam this is way cool! I love the way you photographed it and that you used circles too. I say that could easily be worn with the pendant back as the front too, love those clean details

Donetta said...

So SO beautiful, Pam! The pendant is stunning from front and back; the design is clean and...and...just perfect!

EmandaJ said...

WOW! You not only captured the colors but also the essence of image. Great work!

Bobbie said...

beautiful necklace, and I love the hidden surprise on the back of the focal!

Renetha said...

I love a pendant that can be worn on either side. Beautiful!

KayzKreationz said...

What a great piece. I love the back of the focal as much as the front. You really made the colors in your palette pop.

beadrecipes said...

I love this piece, such a unique pendant with its two sides. You really pulled out the highlights of your palette.

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Oh Pam I love the combo you used from your chosen palette! Beautiful piece!!

Dawn Doucette said...

Pam, your color palette was really incredible! But your necklace... so understated and just gorgeous! I'm so glad to have found your blog via this hop! Great "meeting" you!

{Hugs!}
Dawn

Karla Hartzog said...

'Crazy about that big red focal and the way you set it!