Friday, December 3, 2010

Color Chip Challenge ----Red Rebellion and Urban Midnight

Red Rebellion
 I have to tell you how much fun I had working on this Challenge!  It speaks to me!  I love color, and I had been feeling swarmed with "stuff" and not knowing what to do next.  I make so many decisions for other people and organizations and I really was thrilled with someone telling me what to do.  Weird, yes, but there is a certain measure of freedom in it. 
 This is my first color scheme.  MicroChip, Barely There, and Red Rebellion.  It was suggested that the kind-of Grey green Microchip be used as the wall color, Barely there as the trim and Red Rebellion as an accent.
 So this is what I came up with.  The Splash is the Red Rebellion Stone Coin bead gifted to me by my friend Staci of Staci Louise Originals.  She stopped by last weekend to shop my Etsy sale via my home..... because she gets to root round in my entire stash that way :-)  Smart girl :-)

In her beady friend awesomeness she came bearing gifts of fancy stones and pearls,  and that big gorgeous Rebellion was one of them.  I pulled out my color chips and let out a big "Ah ha!  That's what I needed for this"  So, Staci is Awesome...

Back on track--  I did use my own handmade ceramic beads in this piece, but true to name, they are in the Barely There part of the piece.

Lastly, the Microchip portion was made with Sesame Jasper and a Green "Marble"  It was hard for me to see the true color of Microchip.  It looked grey in the sample but green in it's use in the color chips' example room.  So grayish green it is.
 Urban Midnight
 Here is my second color scheme... Because I lost my original and Erin kindly sent me a great assortment of replacements.  Thank you Erin!  I think I will make them all as I get the time. 

OK the Colors are, Restoration Green, Urban Midnight, and Theatre Dress.
Here it is!  Urban Midnight.....  I have made this necklace design before, and I have been wanting to make it in more colors.  I really like doing that.  Finding a design that speaks to you and making it work in different color combos.... because I am all about the color.

Leave a comment below for a chance to win a set of Disc beads by yours truly, Kristie Roeder, Artisan Clay.... 
Oh Yeah!  If you're into it, I posted a giveaway on my blog last week as well.  The winner will be announced Sunday or Monday :-)

And hop on folks!

A blog hop wouldn't be complete without some hopping!

Be sure to stop and hop over to the other participants on the list below.

( I hope the links work!  If not AND Just because.... Go to Erin's Blog for a full list and Giveaway-- )

•Amy Freeland

•Beth McCord

•Brandi Hussey

•Cary Scholes

•Catherine Pruitt

•Cindy Wimmer

•Claire Maunsell

•Courtney Breul

•Cristi Clothier

•Cynthia Riggs

•Emanda Johnson

•Holly Westfall

•Janea McDonald

•Jeannie Dukic

•Jennifer Cameron

•Karyn White

•Keirsten Giles

•Kelly Morgan

•Kristie Roeder

•Kristin Stevens

•Lisa Godfrey

•Lisa Tracy

•Lori Anderson

•Mallory Hoffman

•Marie Voyer-Cramp

•Mary McGraw

•Nicole Keller

•Nicole Valentine

•Paige Maxim

•Patty Gasparino

•Rebecca Anderson

•Renate Stark-Krammer

•Sandy Richardson (Emanda's mom - bonus hopper!)

•Shannon Chomanczuk

•Sheila Summers

•Stefanie Teufel

•Yelisa Rojas


  1. Oh my I had enough trouble with 1 paint chip! These are both awesome necklaces! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Yay! I am so glad you could use that cool bead. I really like the one with your disc beads though- the colors are right one, and that style is fab! I could see that going with a lot in your wardrobe.

  3. You are a brave one! Two color palettes and very well executed.

  4. Well you get extra awesome points for making 2 necklaces - I barely got my 1 out. They are stunning and I love that focal that fell into your lap - somethings are just ment to be : ) Happy Blog Hopping

  5. I love your beads, and those necklaces are terrific!

  6. Great pieces! Your beads are wonderful.

  7. It is so nice to have friends bearing gifts! I love what you did for both. But that Urban Midnight one is really the bomb. You nailed the colors and it is so YOU! Thank you for sharing your color with the world. I hope you will hop again with me!
    Enjoy the day!

  8. Both so beautiful. But Urban Midnight is special!

  9. What a great job you did! I particularly like the "Urban Midnight" piece - those are definitely "my" colors!

  10. Ooooh, I love Urban Midnight. It would look really good with the shirt I'm wearing now actually. :-)

  11. They are both great but I am in love with the second one! Such a great color combo :)

  12. this is really nice. And very well done on matching the colors. Looks like it wears really comfy.

  13. I am in love with "Urban Midnight" So beautiful! But I do admit that the colors in the first piece, Red Rebellion, are exactly my style. Great job on both necklaces!

  14. Both necklaces are beautiful. This challenge was a lot of fun!

  15. Both are gorgeous, but the blues and greens in Urban Midnight absolutely call to me - the focals are so lovely!

  16. love, love the urban midnight necklace - your beads are so beautiful!

  17. Very nice! I love this necklace!

  18. Urban Midnight is whispering sweet nothings in my ear! I love this piece and your beads are awesome!

    Nice to meet you too and thanks for stopping by!

  19. Love those, particularly that last one, because those beads look a lot like some I just got from yoooooou and I am SO excited about them!

  20. Oh my gosh, I LOVE the urban midnight necklace! Nicely done, that is just gorgeous!

  21. Both necklaces are awesome, but I do have to say I really love the Urban Midnight necklace. Those pendant colors are fabulous!

  22. Ohhh so many gorgeous colour palettes - well done for using so many.

    I love all of your pieces - so rich and bold. Gorgeous!


  23. OMG I am in LOVE with the second one!! Love what you did with the cording and saucer beads, it's so perfect with those discs. What an awesome palette. And the colors of those discs are so rich and saturated! Love the "orange slice" design on them. I can't stop looking at that necklace!

  24. Kristie, what beautiful necklaces! I love them both, but have to confess an affinity for the colors in Urban Midnight. Your wheel components are truly inspired! And your design is amazing, the dark wire reminds me of bicycle spokes. Gorgeous!

  25. Great pieces Kristie. Great write up too.

  26. you don't have to twist my arm to enter me to win disc beads....I love them! Great job on the color challenge, it looked real fun!!!

  27. these are awesome pieces, and I would love to win your giveaway!
    Erin S

  28. What a great color palette you received. And your piece is just beautiful! I had so much fun seeing what everyone made for the hop.



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