I love this time of the year. Erin Prais-Hintz's Challenge of Color is an event I have been looking forward to for several years now.
Each year, Erin chooses a color palette or palettes for the participants to play with and the results are always amazing. The bracelet I made last year is still one of my favorites.
This time around, Erin asked us to either choose an existing palette from colourlovers.com or create one with the tools on the colourlovers website.
There was a catch, though. Erin asked that we choose our colors by names, such as "curry chicken" or "hot chocolate" and, after choosing the first color, we had to use the last word in each color's name as the first word in the next color's name.
For example, I made this palette:
The colors are:
yellow silk sari
sari full pink
stand by your man
This challenge was a bit rough for me. I made this palette, had the perfect pendant and a great vision, but couldn't make it work.
Since I was having so much trouble, I decided to change directions. I scrapped what I had and started with a different pendant, this time one by Nancy Schindler Adams. I created a new palette.
The colors are:
dark blue green mist
mist of unrest
I was going for an "earthy" theme and I love turquoise and brown together.
I decided to play to my strengths. I was already short on time and didn't want to be scrambling at the last minute. As has been my habit recently, I combined bead weaving and chain maille.
This time, I used Kat Wisniewski's "Rapid Track" bracelet, from Blue Buddha Boutique.
I combined the chain with a simple spiral rope.
The copper crystals bring out the browns in Nancy's pendant and I love how the brown and green melt into each other.
I couldn't be happier with how this necklace turned out.
The other palette is still in the back of my mind, though. I'm hoping without a looming deadline, I can make something awesome. :)
Erin, thank you for a lovely challenge. As always, I had a great time.
Please take some time and visit Erin's blog and see what the other participants made with their chosen palettes.