Thursday, November 29, 2012

3rd Annual Challenge of Color Blog Hop!!

So excited for today, it is the reveal for the 3rd Annual Challenge of Color Blog Hop, hosted by Erin of Treasures Found and Brandi of Brandi Girl Blog.  I haven't participated in this hop before and I was very excited, because Erin is always trying to stretch herself and us creatively and help us expand our horizons.   All of the participants were given two palettes, with the colors so beautifully pulled together by Brandi!  I loved both of my palettes when I received them, and in honor of challenging myself I chose to use both and create something from each.  I am a lover of color but I have realized that I definitely stick to certain colors when I design, mostly earthy colors, but brown, blue, green and orange. 

The pictures that were used to create the palettes were from the Earth As Art exhibit from the United States Geological Service taken from the Landsat 7 satellite.  They are phenomenal, I have only seen what Erin has posted and my own so I am very excited to see the others and look for some further inspiration.

My first palette was the Atlas Mountains, aren't the colors so beautiful and who would have thought that Chartreuse, Navy and plum would look so lovely.

The piece that I created for this was actually something that I designed previously that was sitting in my jewelry box because I wasn't completely satisfied.  The focal is a lampwork bead that my mom purchased for me while visiting the Maritime's a few years ago. The finished product turned out very light and airy!

My second palette was a bit more challenging for me because I really wanted to try and incorporate all of the colors in my design, and I wanted an eclectic feel for my piece.  The inspiration for this piece actually came from a Silpada catalog that I was looking through and found a necklace that I thought captured what I wanted to achieve.

I love red, it isn't a color that I wear often or use when designing but I love the rich vibrancy of red!  It always looks stunning when paired with blue tones. The Colima Volcano had me dancing with glee.

 Thank you to Erin and Brandi for putting this wonderful blog hop together, I can't wait to start hopping.  

Please check out the other participates and what they created on the 3rd Annual Challenge of Color Blog Hop!

Erin Prais-Hintz
Rebecca Anderson
Kris Auderer
Chrizette Bayman
Lori Bowring Michaud
Courtney Breul
Lynsey Brooks
Stephanie Buss
Iveth Caruso
Shannon Chomanczuk
Lisa Cone
Cece Cormier
Lori Dorrington
Dawn Doucette
Jeannie Dukic
Kim Dworak
Beth Emery
Janice Everett
Pam Farren
Donetta Farrington
Gloria Ferrer
Cherrie Fick
Therese Frank
Patty Gasparino
Tanya Goodwin
Ambra Gostoli
Jess Green
Denielle Hagerman
Mary Harding
Karla Hartzog
Kim Hora
Brandi Hussey
Emanda Johnson
Jennifer Justman
Sue Kennedy
Ema Kilroy
Lee Koopman
Linda Landig
Kirsi Luostarinen
Cynthia Machata
Alicia Marinache
Beth McCord
Mary K McGraw
Karen Mitchell
Cheri Mitchell-Reed
Aimee Moisa
Karla Morgan
Penny Neville
Becky Pancake
Kashmira Patel
Alice Peterson
Kayla Potega
Debbie Price
Bobbie Rafferty
Caron Reid
Nicole Rennell
Cynthia Riggs
Andrea Ross
Sally Russick
Annie Scherz
Pam Sears
Renetha Stanziano
Sandra Stein
Kristen Stevens
Tracy Stillman (had to bow out due to a wrist injury)
Sherri Stokey
Lola Survillo
Kay Thomerson
Jo Tinley
Emma Todd
Cory Tompkins
Pam Traub
Melissa Trudinger
Michelle Tucker
Shelley Graham Turner
Monique Urquhart
Rachel Van-Walsk
Patti Vanderbloemen
Lesley Watt
Lynn White
Joan Williams

Happy Friday!

Much love,


  1. What beautiful necklaces, Penny... your Colima Volcano piece is especially "fiesta"!

  2. Light and airy indeed! That first necklace is so . . .ummm . . .floaty is the only word I can come up with. It's magical. Your second one is a lot of fun too and I can see if going with a variety of outfits and styles!

  3. Oh Penny, these are so beautiful and look so easy to wear with anything! great colors :-)

  4. Weren't the Challenge of Color palettes just beautiful? I was so happy with the ones I got. You made such gorgeous pieces with yours! You did a fantastic job on this challenge!

  5. Two great pieces! But I love the second necklace - the length, texture and colores rock!

  6. You are correct, it is amazing to see some of these combinations of color I can tell you had fun with this.

  7. Your color palettes look so fun! And I love the length of both of your necklaces - but I especially love the look and feel of your first necklace - it's very flowy :) Super job!

  8. Both of those are gorgeous, but I am just taken with your second necklace. I love the colors in the palette and you made them work seamlessly together. I love the length on the necklace and it can be worn so many ways. I'm seeing it doubled up or layered with beady goodness as far as the eye can see. :)

  9. It is great to have our color world expanded, with a bit of a push, isn't it. You made two very different necklaces. Love the fact that you put all the colors in the red/blue one, and it is so vibrant.

  10. Both designs are just beautiful. Fantastic work!

  11. I love how delicate your first necklace is, but I flat out love the mix of beads in the second. It's eclectic and fun, and I love that!

    Thanks for playing along today!

  12. Colima Volcano palette is gorgeous! I can see your necklace wrapped a lot of times around my wrist! It would be a wonderful multi-strand bracelet.


  13. Absolutely beautiful - these are both gorgeous, love them Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ

  14. Totally in love with the focal bead on your first necklace! Both of your palettes are gorgeous and you did a fabulous job!

  15. You did indeed match your color palettes well. Good job.

  16. Penny, Both necklaces are beautiful, but I can just see the fun you had creating the second piece! The flow of colors are perfect, they dance around :) beautifully!!!

  17. Hi Penny,
    Both palettes are inspiring but I agree with you the red in the second one is vibrant and really speaks to me. I love your necklaces. The length is very nice. Looks like they would be light and flowy to wear.

  18. You are right, your first design is light and airy and would go with just about anything. Great job.

  19. What gorgeous interpretations of your color schemes. Fantastic!!

  20. Lovely pieces of jewelry...I honestly couldn't pick a favorite!

  21. I love long necklaces - and love to see them in both your designs! You definitely have an eye for colour - the pieces both capture the richness of each palette beautifully!

  22. What fun pieces! How special too to rescue and revive a piece you weren't really done with. Perfect

  23. Thank you Miss Penny, for challenging yourself along with me! I think that focal bead is great. I don't think that any of my family members would ever buy me something like that. I love how light it feels and how it all leads the eye to that focal. But my favorite by far is the second piece. I can see that working with every item in my closet! ;-) Thanks for taking up the Challenge with me! Enjoy the day. Erin

  24. Both are very fun designs. I especially like the Volcano piece, because I really like those colors. Nice job.

  25. Lovely pieces Penny. You captured the colors given in a very inspiring way. Sorry I was so late getting here!


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