Friday, November 30, 2012

REVEAL: Challenge of Color 2012

It's reveal day for the Challenge of Color 2012 hosted by Erin Prais-Hintz of Treasures Found and Brandi Hussey of Brandi Girl.

The challenge: We were given the choice of two palettes. The palettes were created by Brandi Hussey and based on pictures from the Earth As Art exhibit from the United States Geological Service taken from the Landsat 7 satellite. To meet the challenge we needed to create something that captures the colors from the chosen palette.

Although the other one was more "my colors" I needed a push in another direction so this is the palette I chose.

It's a photo of the Ghadamis River. The caption under the photo reads -
"This scar on an arid landscape is the dry riverbed of the Ghadamis River in the Tinrhert Hamada Mountains near Ghadamis, Libya."

Okay geography and EVERYTHING related to the school subject "Social Studies" WAS not and IS not my friend. I just made it through those classes so that is all the information I have for you...but eye candy I got!

Here is a collage of the bracelet I created. It's a memory wire bracelet and my FIRST.  I like it, its colors are a nice mix and I love the look on my arm. I don't usually do orange but this is a subtle shade and I like it, I like it!


Note: See the close-ups of the orangy-yellow bead and the blue beads? Well guess what, they are the SAME bead! Yup it changes color. In yet another picture it was more dark purple. FUNNY it stayed true to the palette even though it couldn't decide what color to be!  It's a cameleon bead! (received from my Secret Sister ¤ )

READ about other Erin Prais-Hintz challenges I participated in - Challenge of Travel, by CLICKING HERE and Simple Truths Celebration Blog Hop by CLICKING HERE.

I hope you enjoyed my post, please travel along with me as we see what others did...

NOTE: I am slowly making my way around the blog hop...if I haven't gotten to you
I will get there soon.

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
Sherri Stokey
Lola Survillo
Kay Thomerson
Jo Tinley
Emma Todd
Cory Tompkins
Pam Traub
Melissa Trudinger
Michelle Tucker
  Shelley Graham Turner    <<< YOU ARE RIGHT HERE!
  Monique Urquhart
  Rachel Van-Walsk
Patti Vanderbloemen
Lesley Watt
Lynn White


Sherri Stokey said...

Really pretty piece, Shelley - love the colors

Heather said...

Can we say "nailed it!" Love the colors and the bracelet is fresh and fun! Nice work, Shelley!

Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends said...

beautiful wrap memory bracelet! you matched the colors so well -- they look soft and lovely-- and the color change bead is cool!


A Half-Baked Notion said...

Chameleon beads? Wow, that is a new animal to me, Shelley! Couldn't resist bragging some more about your generous S.S, huh?... Can't blame you! I think you bracelet is amazing, love the mix of colours and textures. That photo is incredible... who could have imagined a "scar on an arid landscape" could look so breathtaking?

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!

Renetha said...

Never heard of a chameleon bead before, but it fits right in with your bracelet. Great job.

Courtney said...

What a great piece! I love the Chameleon beads!!!! :) BTW - your palette is beautiful.

stregajewellry said...

Ditto on the chameleon beads.....never heard of them. HEY! How does one goe about getting a "secret sister?" sounds like a fun thing to have, LOL. anyhow, I love the colors and the flow of a memory wire bracelet goes perfectly with the dry river flow.

Cheri said...

Hi Shelley, I love your bracelet and the different textures of your beads. And the chameleon bead, wow that is cool!

A Polymer Penchant said...

oh sure, the bead changes colour... are you ok Shelley?...should we be worried about you? thank goodness for the photographic evidence. Beautiful job!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Love the colors in this bracelet! Gorgeous!

Patti Van said...

Congrats on your first memory wire bracelet! These are beautiful colors and match your palette perfectly! nice job!


Love all the colors in this Palette and your design made them come to life - fantastic design! JLynn

Alicia said...

Shelley, I love, love, love your bracelet! It is such a charming piece - and a perfect match to the palette you chose. Wonderful!

Lori Anderson said...

Lovely colors!

Chrizette said...

Oh I love this bracelet - I always forget about memory wire and it gives such a beautiful effect. Love the beads and they change colour - wow!

Bead Soup Mix

Maplegirl said...

You matched the colors of the palette perfectly. Way to go! Andrea

strandedinthecity said...

This is simply stunning!

Kashmira said...

Very cute, I bet it looks lovely when worn! Are those "mood beads"?

chicandfrog said...

Chameleon beads? What's that? Anyway I love how you mixed the colours. Everything is perfect in your design!


Caron Michelle said...

Absolutely fabulous - love this! Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ

Tanya said...

Your bracelet is stunning. You had such an eclectic mix of beads and you made them work flawlessly with each other. You did a wonderful job!

Brandi Hussey said...

Clearly that bead was meant to be in this bracelet and used in this project! I've never seen one before, but I like it. I'm also giggling a little because it can't make up it's mind about color, except that it likes the color palette you were given! It was made to be in your fun bracelet, wasn't it?

Thanks for playing along!

Karla Hartzog said...

"Love the bracelet! 'Love the palette! 'Love the cameleon bead! said...

Love those colors, and aren't memory wire bracelets fun to make? Great job!

Mary K. McGraw said...

What a fun colorful bracelet you created. I bet it goes with everything.

sannipanni said...

What a fun bracelet! Love it! That's a quirky little color changing bead - fantastic!!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thanks Sherri!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

OOh..."nailed it" is good! Thanks Heather

Shelley Graham Turner said...

I called it a cameleon bead but I guess its more like a mood bead...remember the mood ring craze Rita!!haha

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thanks Monique...I call it cameleon but its more like a mood ring, remember them? AND YES I have to brag on my secret sister! She also sent me the turquoise I used in this bracelet. It means alot to me. ALL the palettes and photos are truly awesome!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

The palettes WERE gorgeous! I love your bracelet and the lampwork beads you created?! Wowza!!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thank you Renetha! Its more like a mood bead, like the rings!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thanks Courtney. ALL the palettes were beautiful...want to frame them all!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thanks for the great comments. It does kinda flow around my wrist. The mood bead, don't know official name but thats what I call it! You can definitely get a Secret Sister on the next round at BeadSwap-usa website. Check out my Secret Sister post earlier this week for more info!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

That bead just keeps changing color over and over. I tried breathing heavy on it to change but to no avail - it has a mind of its own. I have haunted beads! hehehee

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Emma it really does!! I admit I AM crazy but so is this bead!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thanks! You matched your palette perfectly!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Me match it perfectly...YOU! Both bracelets are so unique and yummy! I love the bead selections and will check out the etsy shops. YOU are the QUEEN of bracelet Patti!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Alicia, thank you so much. You always have such nice comments and I really appreciate you leaving them -always make my day! xxoo

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thanks Lori!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thank you Chrizette. I think I am really going to be doing more of the memory bracelets - once I get the memory wire cutter that is, otherwise I will ruin my flushcutters. I appreciate you coming by...I will be visiting you too!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

I do love wearing it and YES more like mood beads (you are showing your age there Kashmira!!) LOL

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Oh thank you nice of you to say that! appreciate it more than you know.

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Andrea thanks so much for your kind words...and for stopping by!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Oh wow, that is so nice of you to say Kris...I loved the Namid Dessert piece!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thanks Ambra! I don't know the official name but thats what I call them! They are like the mood rings? DO you remember those?

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thanks so much Caron!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thanks Tanya! I LOVED you pieces especially the bracelet- cool beads.

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Yes Brandi I guess it was meant to be...I really loved this challenge and ended up with a new bracelet (cause THIS one is a keeper and NOT for sale!) Thanks for providing these gorgeous palettes!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thank you, Thank you and Thank you Karla!!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Yes oh yes they are alot of fun! I need to get some things off my plate so I can make some more (hopefully in time for Christmas!)

Shelley Graham Turner said...

You know Mary, it really does! I wore it with jeans and an orange sweater yesterday and it really popped. I need matching earrings now!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Yup Sandra, that is the perfect way to describe it - quirky, just like me! LOL

Michelle Tucker said...

What a fun and colorful bracelet! A perfect match to your color palette. Love the chameleon bead!

Donetta said...

I love the combination of beads...this bracelet is nothing but fun! This is a reminder to have more fun with beads; your result was just fantastic.

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thanks Michelle. I am beginning to LOVE this bracelet more and more everyday. Its staying HOME with me. Do you get attached to your pieces too?!

Tealwater said...

Great mix of colors and textures in this bracelet. Love he palette you chose too!

TesoriTrovati said...

I am {fashionably} late to my own party, Miss Shelley! I am finishing up this fantastic tour of the world with you! I love the color palette you chose. And I am surprised that it was a challenge for you because that bracelet rocks! No, really. It is made of rocks. And the wearer can rock it out, no doubt! ;-) That is a perfect blue jeans kind of bangle that you could wear all the time. And that chameleon bead is pretty darn cool. Thank you for playing with me in this Challenge! Enjoy the day. Erin

KayzKreationz said...

A great bracelet. I love the texture in it. And you really captured the palette, along with your 'chameleon' bead. LOL

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thank you Donetta. I loved my palette. Your jasper necklace is quite beautiful, btw!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thanks Cory! This was a cool challenge wasn't it? BUT some of us enjoyed it a little more than others - THREE pieces, really?!! You did a wonderful job!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thanks Kay! I love your pieces too! The textures- yummy!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Erin...I am SLOWLLy getting through the hop too. AND I ONLY had one are unbelievable with your MANY gorgeous creations, I bow down to you! I AM the only wearer of my bracelet, fell in love with it after looking at it for a while. PERRRFect with jeans, yup! Thanks for letting me play.

fabric printing companies said...

You have a great point. For me when it comes to fabrics, the most challenging thing about it is finding the right color and how to combine them all together. And coincidentally it's also the most fun part of it all.

Alice said...

I love this memory wire bracelet! The colors are lovely and just perfect for the palette. The various sizes of the beads give this piece great texture.

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