Erin from over at Treasures Found teamed up with Brandi of brandigirlblog to challenge us with some seriously amazing color pallets. Erin sent each participant a choice of two pallets of this amazing Earth as taken from space and used in The Earth As Art Project. It's seriously awesome to see! The two Erin sent me where just.... mmmmm! Here's what I received for my choices:
Aren't these some crazy amazing color combos? I saw them and sighed and told Erin to just put me down for both (after I said I wasn't going to do any more until 2013 got here!)
Well, those of you who follow me have learned by now that I'm am QUEEN when it comes to procrastinating! Oh, I had beads and bits and bobs I was playing with, and ideas floating about in the ol' noggin', but I wasn't getting anywhere too fast. And, then, (*gulp!*) it was WEDNESDAY NIGHT and I realized there was NO TIME left. I had to sit my Queenly Procrastinating Butt DOWN and put my challenge together! And I did! I even stepped outside my comfort zone a little (but, I'll get to that in a minute!) So, with no further ado, here are my Challenge of Color/Earth As Art pieces. 1st, Meighen Island inspiration:
|And here's where I stepped out of my comfort zone:|
I used leather cording to hang my necklace design!
|I had this focal bead lying in a drawer, just|
begging to be used in this challenge. I loved
the touches of gold swirled with the blue & white.
|I coiled some copper and pinched it into the|
leather, then hung a briolet from it. The briolets
were, again, a perfect match to the colors Erin
gave me (same on both sides)
|And, of course, can't make a necklace|
without earrings (at least, *I* can't!)
Spent brass shell casings mixed with
silver and steel wires. The brass is untreated
so will darken with age & exposure. Nice.
|Slightly closer look. Sorry for any|
blur, iPhones aren't meant for extreme
close-ups. I annealed the copper and then
hammered it over a coin. I'm not thrilled
with the results (need a better coin) but
I am happy with them. I'm learning!