Friday, November 30, 2012

Challenge of Color

Today is the reveal for the 3rd Annual Challenge of Color hosted by Erin and Brandi. For me, this challenge was about seizing an opportunity to, at long last, create with some beautiful dagger beads I have been hoarding for years. Every time I tried to use these beads in a design, I failed. Nothing seemed to work for me the way I wanted it to, and each time I tried I became more and more disappointed.

But not today! Today, I have some new components and I am not afraid to use them! =)  I also was lucky enough to be assigned the perfect color palette for the fulfillment of my dream to use these beads.  It was meant to be!




All it took to make this girl oh-so-very-happy were my beautiful, just-waiting-for-this-challenge daggers and some teardrop ear wire hoops that were the perfect size and gauge and ... voila! I now have some very lovely earrings that offer the perfect amount of movement and noise as I do my happy dance!  Sometimes, it's just all about the beads ...

I hope you enjoyed my simple, yet personally gratifying ear ornaments, and I hope you will take a moment or two to hop on by the blogs of all the other participants.  The color palettes we were given to work with are amazing and I can't wait to see how everyone interpreted them.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Erin Prais-Hintz http://treasures-found.blogspot.com/2012/11/3rd-annual-challenge-of-color-reveal.html
Rebecca Anderson http://songbeads.blogspot.com
Kris Auderer http://strandedinthecity.wordpress.com
Chrizette Bayman http://beadsoupmix.blogspot.com
Lori Bowring Michaud http://artfullyornamental.blogspot.com
Courtney Breul http://beadsbybreul.blogspot.com/
Lynsey Brooks http://yellowunicorncreations.blogspot.co.uk
Stephanie Buss http://maxandlucie.blogspot.com
Iveth Caruso http://www.creativeatelier.net/
Shannon Chomanczuk http://www.formysweetdaughter.blogspot.com
Lisa Cone http://inspiredadornments.blogspot.com/
Cece Cormier http://thebeadingyogini.com
Lori Dorrington http://lorisglassworks.blogspot.com
Dawn Doucette http://designsbydawnmarie.blogspot.com
Jeannie Dukic http://site.jkdjewelry.com/blog/
Kim Dworak http://cianciblue.blogspot.com/
Beth Emery http://storiesbyindigoheart.blogspot.com
Janice Everett http://JLynnJewels.blogspot.com
Pam Farren http://www.re-maker.blogspot.com
Donetta Farrington http://simplygorgeous-donetta.blogspot.com
Gloria Ferrer http://judetaama.blogspot.com.es/
Cherrie Fick http://designsinthelight.co
Therese Frank http://www.theresestreasures59.blogspot.com
Patty Gasparino http://www.mylifeunderthebus.typepad.com
Tanya Goodwin http://pixiloo.blogspot.com/2012/11/3rd-annual-challenge-of-color.html
Ambra Gostoli http://chicandfrog.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/3rd-challenge-of-color
Jess Green http://tabbiekoshka.blogspot.co.uk/
Denielle Hagerman http://somebeadsandotherthings.com
Mary Harding www.maryhardingjewelrybeadblog.blogspot.com
Karla Hartzog http://www.karlakrafts.com
Kim Hora http://www.kimmykats.com
Brandi Hussey http://brandigirlblog.com
Emanda Johnson http://ArtemisiaStudio.blogspot.com
Jennifer Justman http://soulsfiredesigns.blogspot.com/
Sue Kennedy http://suebeads.blogspot.com
Ema Kilroy http://emakaye.blogspot.com
Lee Koopman http://Stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Linda Landig http://www.LindasBeadBlog.com
Kirsi Luostarinen http://kirsiluokorut.blogspot.com
Cynthia Machata http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com/
Alicia Marinache http://www.allprettythings.ca
Beth McCord http://www.ebbeadandmetalworks.blogspot.com
Mary K McGraw http://mkaymac.blogspot.com/
Karen Mitchell http://www.overthemoon-design.com
Cheri Mitchell-Reed http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com/
Aimee Moisa http://threecatsdancing.blogspot.com
Karla Morgan http://www.texaspepperjams.blogspot.com
Penny Neville http://copperpennydesigns.blogspot.com
Becky Pancake http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com
Kashmira Patel http://sadafulee.blogspot.com
Alice Peterson http://alice-dreaming.blogspot.com
Kayla Potega http://www.teejewelry.blogspot.com
Debbie Price http://greenshoot.blogspot.co.uk
Bobbie Rafferty http://beadsong.blogspot.com
Caron Reid http://caronmichelle.blogspot.com.au/
Nicole Rennell http://nicolerennell.com/blog
Cynthia Riggs http://cynthsblog.blogspot.com/2012/11/3rd-annual-challenge-of-color.html
Andrea Ross http://silvermapledesigns.blogspot.com/
Sally Russick http://thestudiosublime.com
Annie Scherz http://www.studioluma.ca
Pam Sears http://crazycreativecorner.blogspot.com/
Renetha Stanziano http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com
Sandra Stein http://sannipanni.wordpress.com
Kristen Stevens http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.com
Tracy Stillman http://www.tracystillmandesigns.com
Sherri Stokey http://www.knotjustmacrame.com/2012/11/challenge-of-color-reveal.html
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 Kay Thomerson http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com
Jo Tinley http://daisychaindesignsjewellery.blogspot.com
Emma Todd http://www.apolymerpenchant.com
Cory Tompkins http://www.tealwaterdesigns.blogspot.com
Pam Traub http://www.klassyjoolz.blogspot.com
Melissa Trudinger http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Michelle Tucker http://michellescreativemusings.blogspot.com/
Shelley Graham Turner http://www.shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.comMonique Urquhart http://ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com/
Rachel Van-Walsk http://balancedcrafts.com/blog
Patti Vanderbloemen http://www.myaddictionshandcrafted.blogspot.com
Lesley Watt http://thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com
Lynn White http://lynnwhitejewelry.com/Lynn_White_Jewelry/Lynns_Jewelry_Blog/Lynns_Jewelry_Blog.html
Joan Williams http://www.lilrubyjewelry.com

26 comments:

A Half-Baked Notion said...

Beautiful... it was wonderful that you finally had the opportunity to use those fabulous dagger beads, Lola... I too have been hoarding some in silver and needed some inspiration to use them!

AntiquityTravelers said...

gorgeous beads! love these colors!

kimmykats said...


Enjoy your dance they are quite lovely!! Tinkle Toes dancing!

You can call me Lyssa... said...

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

stregajewellry said...

Yes, those beads are perfect for your pallette. They work just great for it. I'm glad you finally got the chance to use them.

Karen Mitchell said...

Of course it's all about the beads, especially with daggers like those. It must have been fated!

JLYNNJEWELS said...

Super palette and I loved how you kept thing simple! Sometimes the "simple" things make a BIG statement which it did in this case - love them! JLynn

Maplegirl said...

Yummy color for sure.

strandedinthecity said...

The earrings are great! Perfect with the palette!

Kashmira said...

Simple, but gorgeous! And spot on for the color palette!

Caron Michelle said...

These are really lovely, the colours are divine! Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ

Patti Van said...

That is an aweseme earring design - I LOVE the tear drop daggers on the hoops! This look like earrings I would love to wear! Beautiful job!

Tanya said...

You are absolutely right -- those daggers are perfect! I love your earrings and am so happy that you found a home for them.

Mary K. McGraw said...

What fun earring you made and they match your palette so well.

Becky Pancake said...

Wonderful job. Simple can be stunning. Your daggers are very cool.Isn't it fun when something finally works out?

Brandi Hussey said...

That feeling of finally getting to use a particular set of beads is oh so satisfying - bravo!

Thanks for playing along!

Renetha said...

I like earrings that make a little noise too! Simple, but can go with just about everything.

Karla Hartzog said...

Amazing that you had just the beads to match the palette! It happened to me, too! 'Come visit! Karla

CraftyHope said...

I can see why these would make you so happy. They're super cool! It's awesome that you had beads that worked perfectly within your color palette.

EmandaJ said...

Fantastic interpretation! Great job.

A Polymer Penchant said...

hey sometimes it's all about knowing to when to say when. They are really lovely in their simplicity

Michelle Tucker said...

Great earrings! They look like they'd be a lot of fun to wear.

TesoriTrovati said...

Those beads are gorgeous! I love the dagger shape. I think it is so much fun to find an inspiration and go 'shopping' in my stash. So happy you joined me in the Challenge! Enjoy the day. Erin

Donetta said...

I love the earrings, and hope you wear them often and do your happy dance to show them off!

KayzKreationz said...

Very pretty earrings. Love the daggers. Really shows off the colors in the palette.

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Lola,
So sorry that I am just now getting around to your post on the Challenge of Color blog hop, I have been busy, busy, busy! I love the simple yet very pretty earrings, they are so you! I am glad that this challenge gave you the perfect opportunity to finally turn the daggers into something that makes you happy!
Therese