I am very pleased to be a part of such an awesome blog hop “Paint the World with Your Palette: 2nd Annual Challenge of Color Blog Hop!” The lovely miss Erin from Treasures Found really knows how to host a great hop. Erin even took on the challenge herself but decided she needed to do ALL TWELVE palettes, putting the rest of us slackers (me) in their place. Visit her challenge post to see her colorful designs and awesome photography!
Now for those of you who know me you know that I very interested in creating simple designs where the metal of the jewelry findings shows through. So usually not a lot of beads. You might wonder why I signed up for this hop if I don’t use a lot of beads? Well the reason was to challenge myself and create something based off one of the gorgeous color palettes created by Design Seeds. I first found Design Seeds through one of my design blogs a few months ago and have been an avid follower ever since! With that being said I did chose the color grey – so neutral and perfect for me right?! Erin decided to throw me for a loop and send me a palette that was grey and ORANGE! haha, I think I managed to make it work though. My Autumn Stacked necklace below the Autumn Stacked Design Seeds Palette…
Of course I used Vintaj arte metal for most of my grey coloring. I wanted a distressed look to bring out the different colors of grey so I hammered and relief the metal. I added a few light grey beads and multiple shades of orange czech glass along with one bright orange lampwork bead. (to learn how to distress arte metal check out this helpful video)
I also had the perfect fiber to go with my palette and I love the added texture that this fiber brings to the piece. Plus it feels nice around the neck too! For a creative connector/closure I simple used an arte metal filigree.
Not the best photos but they work! To see the other 53 “Challenge of Color” bloggers visit my tab above ^ my banner. You do not want to miss them, there are so many brilliant designs and wonderful palettes that will inspire you to go create! Thanks for stopping by, I am off to hop!