Nov 30, 2011

Jewelry Challenges: Challenge of Color

I am really hoping and praying that this works.  I have just spent the past three hours on a blog post, well actually two posts since Blogger lost the first one, and it was really purty with lots of pictures.  And it wouldn't save or publish it.  So this one is only going to have the picture of the necklace I made.  To check out the colors I was working from check out this post

As part of bringing color into my life, I not only made up a necklace but I also painted the walls in my studio changing them from the grey they came with to a sunny Irish Toffee color and put up shelves.  It is an inviting room now.  It's a much happier room.  So I can see myself spending much more time down there.

Now for the necklace that I made.  I had a couple goals. One was to use as many of the colors Erin choose for me as possible and the other was to incorporate a new design element.  I actually managed to do both.  The focal, which was given to my a friend so I don't know who made it, has most of the colors all twirled together.  And I used silk for the first but not the last time.  I just love how easy it is to change the length of the necklace since I didn't use a clasp, just a bow.


Be sure to stop by everyone else's blogs to check out their creations.  I am sure that they will have lots of eye candy to look at.



Teal
Green
Teal
Red
Pink
Red
Green
Green
Teal
Red
Teal
Teal
Gray
Blue
Gray
Yellow
Teal
Orange
Purple
Brown
Red
Teal
Orange
Teal
Gray
Blue
Blue
Green
Teal
Blue
Teal
Purple
Blue
Purple
Teal
Teal
Purple
Purple
Purple
Purple
Gray
Green
Blue
Pink
Red
Gray
Pink
Gray
Yellow
Red
Pink


Nov 26, 2011

Virtual Craft Show

 

I do my best to avoid going to the big box stores for gifts as I feel that my money does more good when I support the small businesses.  And this includes the ones online.  Well Lori Anderson has done again and is hosting a virtual craft show where you can find supplies to make handmade items as well as the finished products.  Be sure to check it out.  Oh and did I mentions that there are also lots of giveaways.  How can you beat that.  Support small business without having to leave your home and get a chance to win some real goodies.