Friday, November 30, 2012

3rd Annual Challenge of Color: The Reveal



I know I've been completely MIA on this blog and I take full responsibility in the fact that I'm all over the map doing 9 million different things at once! Unfortunately when you take on more than you can handle, things suffer and this blog is one that has suffered o.O

Either way, I'm glad I was able to at least finish my Challenge of Color pieces before my health took a nosedive early this week. Three things about this challenge and my pieces:


1. I suck at structured colors. I had the worst time trying to match what I had in my stash to the colors from my palette. It's very appropriate this hop is called Challenge of Color! 

2. I wish I could have done WAY more than two pieces, but I'm trying to be happy with what I did get accomplished. A life lesson I'm still struggling to learn and accept on a daily basis: You can't be perfect!

3. I wasn't able to do the absolutely stunning color palette I received justice with all it's colors because I sadly didn't have all the colors that came with it in my stash. I had to pick out a few colors and work with those, but all in all I'm happy to have been able to stick to a few colors out of my palette even if it wasn't all of them.


Before we venture to my pieces, here is a little reminder of the color palette I received:


Sierra De Velasco


On to my pieces!

Firstly, I opted for a bracelet since they are my specialty...


Dream a Little Dream

For the bracelet, my inspiration came from the silver tone crescent moon focal piece and, of course, my color palette! As you can see, I went for a 'cool color' theme and pulled out the lime green, deep blue and plum purple to work with. All beads come from my stash whether they be purchased or upcycled.

The chain is one of the elements that is upcycled from a simple multi-chain necklace I took apart just for this project and is made to alternate sides of each larger bead in the bracelet.

The silver tone 'Dream' charm was a last minute addition because I felt the focal need a wee something else to make it perfect ^.^




Next in my Challenge of Color pieces is a pair of earrings, similar in color to the bracelet, but with more of a teal taken out of my palette rather than the dark blue.

Also, I chose to run with a gold tone base rather then silver.

To be quite honest, this pair of earrings was a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants creation; I had no idea what I envisioned when I picked up those large focal beads so I just ran with it and I think it turned out pretty darn good!

Used were smaller glass beads with little bits of upcycled gold tone chain in between to give it that 'full' look.

Just an FYI, I plan on selling both of my pieces in the near future, so if you're interested or know anyone who's name these two pieces are loudly shouting for a holiday present, leave me a comment or send me an email! :)

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Make sure to stop by our beautiful hostess's site, Erin of Treasures Found, and see what she created as well as the rest of the 80 other Challenge of Color participants! 


Lori Dorrington
Dawn Doucette
Jeannie Dukic    (life threw her a curveball, spread some sunshine to her anyway!)
Kim Dworak
Beth Emery
Janice Everett
Pam Farren
Donetta Farrington
Gloria Ferrer







24 comments:

Jess Green said...

Wow Kalya, these are brilliant! The little dream charm on the bracelet was an inspired touch!

stregajewellry said...

Love the charm on the bracelet For a fly by the seat of your pants idea, those earrings came out wonderful.

JLYNNJEWELS said...

Your palette was gorgeous - and I am totally in love with your bracelet! Such beautiful details, colors and the way it flows - it's just stunning <3 JLynn

Tanya said...

Those are awesome. I love your palette and I adore what you did with it. Your bracelet looks so fun and fresh and those earrings are just darling!

Lori Anderson said...

I really love the addition of the silver moon in the bracelet!

Patti Van said...

LOVE the bepracelet-especially the focal! The earrings look like they would be so swingy when worn! beautiful!

strandedinthecity said...

Both pieces are simply beautiful!

Brandi Hussey said...

I think the colors you chose are fantastic! They still remind me of the palette, but I love that you made it your own. The moon focal is fabulous, and the little dream charm is perfect.

Thanks for playing along!

Tealwater said...

I know exactly how you feel about not having the exact colors, and all of them, in "our" palette! I struggled with that too but I think you did a great job and I love both of your pieces. I love those tiny hanging beads on the earrings!!

Caron Michelle said...

Divine, love your use of the palette, beautiful deigns Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ

Becky Pancake said...

Great job using your colors. I really like the earrings.

sannipanni said...

Beautiful! Love the metallic color element of the moon charm! Looks like you tackled that challenge expertly! :)

sannipanni said...

Beautiful! Love the metallic color element of the moon charm! Looks like you tackled that challenge expertly! :)

Mary K. McGraw said...

I love the boldness of color in the earrings and the bracelet is great.

Renetha said...

Very whimsical.

Crocheted Little Things said...

I think you did a wonderful job as always! Love the sentiment behind the bracelet and the earrings are different and creative!

EmandaJ said...

Fantastic interpretations! So many hoppers used their stashes instead of buying more beads -- Great job!

Karen Mitchell said...

I love anything with a moon in it and your bracelet has some of my favorite colour combinations as well. :)

A Polymer Penchant said...

don't be so hard on yourself! I think you came up with two beautiful pieces

TesoriTrovati said...

So glad you could join us on the Challenge Miss Kayla! I think that the thing I like most about these Challenges I do is not so much what is created (which is totally stunning by the way) but more what you learned from this experience. For the record, I had a hard time matching all the colors in any of my palettes too, even with my prodigious stash! But I like that you swung to one side or the other and they all work perfectly with your palette! Enjoy the day. Erin

Michelle Tucker said...

Great bracelet! I love the colors you chose. The earrings are fun! They look like they have a lot of movement.

KayzKreationz said...

Very pretty pieces. The earrings are so fun. I love all the dangles. And I really like the 'dream' charm added to the moon.

A Half-Baked Notion said...

I think your pieces are gorgeous little works of art, Kayla! I totally get what you said about feeling frustrated with getting the "perfect" colours and elements. But you rose above and made it your own! I'm inspired... kitty and I are now following you.

Dee said...

Kayla, you're pieces turned out beautiful...I love the color pallet you had to choose from....BEAUTIFUL!!