Friday, November 30, 2012

3rd Annual Challenge of Color

Welcome, welcome to my wee little corner for this 3rd Annual Challenge of Color hosted by Erin Prais-Hintz and Brandi Hussey!  I have a very difficult time resisting Erin's challenges, they are always so wonderful and inspiring!  I was completely fascinated by the inspiration for this year's color challenge, here's what Erin said in her email to we participants with our palettes:

"Miss Brandi selected 40 of the more than 120 NASA Earth As Art photographs for our color palettes. Each palette has six colors selected from the unique topographical images."

If you haven't checked out these photographs before, which I know I hadn't, I highly recommend taking a peek, they are incredible!  Here is the palette I chose from the two Erin presented me with:

You can view it the photo also here:

Isn't the palette Brandi created gorgeous??  I fell in love.  I stared at this palette for a very, very long time.  I started pulling beads in the right colors from my stash and set them in a tray to stare at too lol.  Finally I got to work and this is what I came up with:

I had big dreams of creating even MORE pretty pieces, but only got so far as making a pair of bangles:

I rather like them though!

Now, I wasn't sure exactly where the Ghadmis River was, so I decided to investigate a little.  According to the pic itself it is in the Tinrhert Hamada Mountains near Ghadamis, Libya.  The Tinrhert Hamada Mountains are between Libya and Algeria.  Here are a couple of links that I found interesting about that general area :)

Thank you SO much to Erin and Brandi both for hosting, I had a wonderful time!  I hope you have enjoyed my little corner, now on to the other amazing color palettes (and pictures!):

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  <<<---You are here!
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 (had to bow out due to a wrist injury)
Sherri Stokey
Lola Survillo
Kay Thomerson
Jo Tinley
Emma Todd
Cory Tompkins
Pam Traub
Melissa Trudinger
Michelle Tucker
Shelley Graham Turner
Monique Urquhart
Rachel Van-Walsk
Patti Vanderbloemen
Lesley Watt
Lynn White
Joan Williams

Thank you so much for stopping by!


  1. I have yet to see a color palette in this challenge that is not mind blowing - including yours! Love your bead selection! The bangles are AWESOME!!!

  2. Jennifer, these are so pretty... isn't it amazing how such prosaic geology has been transformed into colourful wearable art? All that was required were some billion-dollar satellite and a little inspiration LOL.

  3. seriously, the palettes are amazing! love what you did with yours. beautiful!

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

  5. Such pretty, happy colors in your bangles!

  6. Hi there old friend/partner (from BSBP). You did a great job with your palette (and what a pretty palette!) Love the bangles.
    Have a wonderful holiday season!

  7. These bangles are so fun! They capture the spirit of your palette AND the hop so well. Thanks for playing along!

  8. I love that palette .. all of the colors are so bold and fun! You certainly did justice to it. Your bracelets are just as colorful and fun as their inspiration.

  9. Very nice. Inspiring, too, because I'm just getting into metal work (on a very low level!) so I really liked your bangles. Both pieces match your pallet wonderfully.

  10. I love your bracelets, little pops of fun colours. I hope you plan to make more.

  11. Great colors and the beads tell the story, fun bracelets.

  12. Beautiful colors all together. Andrea

  13. Very bright and colorful. I like your bangles. I have been admiring your work in magazines for quite a while now. I think that you are a wonderful designer.

  14. LOVE JENN! Super job with your wire work - and of course I loved your play with the colors in your palette - FANTASTIC job :) JLynn

  15. Me loving your colorful creations :)

  16. Beautiful colour collaboration - love it! Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ

  17. The bangles are so pretty. Love the color combo.

  18. It has been fun to be on this color full journey with you Miss Jennifer! I am so happy you played along. I love that you used all the colors in your palette. That is something I struggled with. And I love the direction you are going with that bangle set. I think that you could have a whole arm of them with each color in the palette! Enjoy the day. Erin

  19. Love your bangles and would love to see more of them. Your color palette was sure fun to look at and I am sure you had a blast :)

  20. Oh, so pretty! I love your use of color.

  21. Fantastic interpretation of your color scheme. Gorgeous!

  22. That multicolored bracelet just makes me happy to look at it! I know you can wear your heart on your sleeve, but I just now thought of wearing happiness around your wrist!

  23. It's so great to see what everyone did with their palettes. Very pretty bracelets.

  24. I like the simplicity of all three pieces so very much. I'm especially smitten with the bangles; so simple, but so stunning!

  25. So Beautiful--just like everything you do and are!

  26. I love these colorful bangles. They look so fun to wear, and would be perfect for any season, any time. Fantastic job!!!


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