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Friday, May 4, 2012

Crayon Challenge



Sally Russick of The Studio Sublime is hosting a "One Crayon Color Challenge".  There are 66 participants.  The purpose is to pick a color from the crayons shown and create with it.  I chose orange.

 I made a necklace, bracelet and earring set from a wonderful set of stoneware by Marti Conrad.  I also used handmade lampwork beads made by Deb Houde of Overland Park, KS and handmade lampwork by Lynda Cogbill.


I hope you enjoy looking at the pictures.





It was a challenge for me because I wanted to use the lampwork and the stoneware components in the same pieces without them becoming too large or heavy.  And, I wanted to try to figure out something new to do with the two holes on either side of the bracelet focal.  It took me a few days, but I am pleased with the result.



Hosted by:

Red

Bobbie Rafferty   http://beadsong.blogspot.com

Orange

Rebekah Payne   http://treewingsstudio.com

 Yellow

Blue

Rebecca Anderson  http://songbeads.blogspot.com
Alicia Marinache  http://allprettythings.ca
Charissa Sloper   http://blog.obsidiansoda.com
Sandi Volpe   http://sandivolpe.com

 Green

Jenny Davies Reazor   http://www.jdaviesreazor.com
Elizabeth Auld  http://beadsforbusygals.com

Purple

Jennifer Judd Velasquez http://jenjuddrocks.blogspot.com

Brown

Diana Ptaszynski   http://suburbangirlstudio.com

Black

Birgitta Lejonklou  http://lejonklou.blogspot.com/

33 comments:

Marti C. said...

Jean, I could hardly wait to see what beady goodness you came up with again, and I am not disappointed! You make my components look so good, thank you!

Linda Y said...

Love them all. The bracelet is my favorite. You did an awesome job with orange which I think is a hard color to work with.

Alice said...

Jean, I love each and every piece! They are all so bright and cheery. The bracelet is my favorite.

Does Deb Houde have a website? I'd love to give her some business but couldn't find her.

Sally Russick said...

Jean! I love all the pieces!! They are so fun and bright!! Beautifully done!! Thank you so much for participating in the hop!!!

CraftyHope said...

You really did a great job making orange look pretty! Well done.

Bdyoginice2 said...

Great set. Love how you worked the connection on the bracelet.

AntiquityTravelers said...

very pretty, and really like the bracelet

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Jean,
I love your pieces they are beautiful. The stoneware and the lamp work beads work well with each other and the colors are fabulous,
Therese

Alicia said...

Jean, this is such a wonderful set: warm and fun, it'll be a pleasure to wear it. Both the stoneware and the lampwork beads are gorgeous - and together they are simply beautiful!

Jo said...

Jean, what a beautiful set of jewellery! The bracelet is my favourite - I love the touches of seed beads throught the holes of the focal. Lovely work - as always!

Holly said...

Okay, so this set is just yummy! It's spring, personified, and just gorgeous! Love the way you decided to do that bracelet focal...

Pixiloo said...

Those are all beautiful. The bracelet is my favorite. I love Marti's work and I love how you used the smaller component as a dangle. the necklace and earrings are also wonderful with the lampworked beads. (And local beads at that.) I live just over the state line and it's always wonderful to see the work of a local artist.

Cherrie Fick of En La Lumie're said...

Lovely set. The bracelet is very cool. A look I am really loving right now. Great job!!

SueBeads said...

They are all gorgeous Jean!

Patti Van said...

Marti's components are gorgeous..your designs are gorgeous! These are quite beautiful! Nice job!

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

Fantastic pieces - love the use of lampwork and ceramic pieces together. Love what you did with the two whole cuff for the bracelet!

sandi Volpe said...

Beautiful mix of beads, love the way the way you connected the bracelet.

Heather Powers said...

I love your three designs. The mix of art beads worked out perfectly. I'm always a fan of your creations.

Bobbie said...

What lovely pieces -- you chose some beautiful components to work with. And you solved the design dilemmas really nicely. The little flowers on the bracelet are so cute!

Katherine Gale said...

A beautiful combination of Lampwork and stoneware. Lovely set!

Penny Neville said...

Jean your pieces are very beautiful your designs always inspire me!! I really love orange it is such a cheerful color!!

Tracy said...

I love the stoneware and trio of orange, for me though, it's the bracelet that's yelling "pick me, pick me".

Lola said...

Beautiful set. I love all the little details in the bracelet!

Heidi Post said...

I really love your set. It's one of my favorites I've seen in this challenge. Beautiful!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Beautiful! The bracelet is my favorite. Everything you make always looks great. I joined your blog also.

BackstoryBeads said...

You have worked magic with the softer side of orange. Fabulous pieces, all! I've spent a lovely few minutes this afternoon exploring your blog. Just bursting with visual impact!

Regina said...

It is wonderful how you incorporated all those fabulous beads into summery orange jewelry. Love the bracelet, my favorite.

JLYNNJEWELS said...

Loved your set! The ceramic pieces are beautiful with all the other bead choices you made. The earrings are SO fun too!!
~Jlynn

Maria said...

So very pretty! Great job!
xo

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

Your set is great! Love it!

Rebekah said...

What a gorgeous set! I love the way you dressed up the holes on the bracelet!

maryharding said...

Stunning work. Love the way you used orange. Great pieces.

Jenny said...

I think thats my fav orange piece! I love the focal and the flower detail. Fabulous.