beads by breul

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Colors of Spring Design Challenge

(Novica giveaway announced tomorrow)

Margarita, Cabaret, Sweet Lilac, Drift Wood,
Solar Power, Bell Flower, Starfish,
Cockatoo, Tangerine Tango

What do all of these beautiful colors have in common?

Sally Russick of the Studio Sublime,
that's what.

Sally invited a group of us to play along. 
 We each got to choose what color we wanted and 
she created, enameled and sent them off.

I got my fav, tangerine tango!
And some beautiful turquoise enameled beads also. 

(forgot to take a before picture, so picture something wonderful
in your  mind)

I had to laugh about my color choice because when I look
at my jewelry a huge chunk of it is tangerine and turquoise, or
thereabouts. :) 

Ok, ok, I am rambling. Moving on.
I strung and unstrung, match and unmatched several
times before I hit upon what I wanted to make. 

Here it is.
Antiqued copper chain, yellow czech flowers, Sally's beautiful beads,
one of MissFickleMedia's circle's (love her work) and turquoise czech
flower beads. Throw in a few seed beads and there you have it.


I used the Sally's turquoise cylinder beads and some tangerine
czech flowers for earrings. 

Thank you Sally! This was a blast.

Please visit these other amazing artists to see what they created
for the Colors of Spring Design Challenge.


Patti Van said...

The tangerine with the blue is perfect...I have seen it 3 times today and the color combo is perfect! I have lways wondered what to do with the tiny flowers....I have so many on hand...and you have done a beautiful job! This is such a pretty necklace/earrings set!

Lesley said...

This is such a pretty set Courtney - vivid but quite calming at the same tine which is no mean feat. Beautifully done.

Maryanne said...

I love your necklace, Courtney. Turquoise is one of my favorite colors too, and it looks beautiful with the orange. Seems like we're neighbors since I live just south of Annapolis.

Christine Altmiller said...

Oh I just love this! Gorgeous color combos and I love the little glass flowers you added as dangles to both the necklace and earrings. You are certain to get lots of compliments on this when you wear it...and people are definitely going want to touch it!

kimmykats said...

Oh I am liking the color combo too!! Job well done with a very fun necklace to wear now!

Sally Russick said...

Gorgeous, Courtney!!! The brilliant colors of the turquoise and orange came together beautifully in such an eye catching design! I'm in love with ever bit of the necklace! And YES! Miss Fickle Media's little rustic link is the perfect accent (I love her components, too)! Wonderfully done!!

Courtney, THANK YOU so much for taking the time to participate in the hop!!

Shannon Chomanczuk said...

Beautiful I love the dangles! Such a pretty color combo too

CraftyHope said...

OH! Both your necklace and earrings turned out fantastic! You made designing with orange look easy. Your necklace is just so lovely and feminine. Well done!!

Therese's Treasures said...

Your necklace is beautiful, light, and summery. This piece will go well with just about anything you wear this summer. I love it! The earrings are simply beautiful!

Donna Bradley said...

Beautiful colors! I love how vibrant these pieces are!

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! Love the colors, love the designs... everything is just beautiful! Great job!

Cherrie Fick of En La Lumie're said...

Love Shannon's patina with your design. Also the tubes in the earrings. Great colors together.

Shyme said...

Beautiful pieces! Love them both :)


Simply love this one with the contrasting colors - it's definitely a fun spring into summer design! ~JLynn

Kristi Bowman said...

Beautiful Courtney, that tangerine tango bead is gorgeous and you've used it to full effect! Wonderful creation!

Alice said...

Beautiful pieces! They certainly celebrate the Spring, and the Pantone colors. Lovely!

Elisabeth said...

Your color combos are always interesting and beautiful! Stunning pieces!

SueBeads said...

Gorgeous necklace, love the earrings! Great job!

Cilla said...

I love your designs and how they all turned out perfectly. I would wear everything!

Sasmita said...

So lovely neck pieces. I love the spring theme.

Shel said...

Courtney - love your pieces. The focal piece on the necklace is perfect and those earrings are just too pretty!!