Saturday, May 3, 2014
Jewelry Mojo Challenge Week 7: One Color
This week, Heather Powers has challenged us to create something using just one color (although you can vary the value of the color from light to dark). The idea being that sometimes having a whole rainbow of choices at your fingertips can be overwhelming. So, by limiting our choices she hopes to amp up our creativity. You can get all the details about the challenge (and join in!) over on the Humblebeads blog HERE.
There's a tiny bit of irony in this week's Mojo Challenge for me... If you've been following me for a while, you know that I have a tendency toward the monochromatic in my designs and have been working hard to break out of that rut. But, hey, there's a time for everything so I will embrace my one color side again for this week! Now to just decide which color to work with...
I decided to try my hand at a bracelet design to give myself an extra challenge. (I'm not much of a bracelet wearer myself.) Still feeling in a purple mode (a color that I work with a little less often than some... see, more challenges for me) I picked out some wisteria colored Czech glass, pale purple Swarovski crystals, and deeper purple seed beads. I paired it with Vintaj brass chain and a lobster claw clasp. In retrospect using silver toned materials may have made it feel more one color, but I've been in a brass groove lately.
Worried about wear and tear on a bracelet I used medium SoftFlex beading wire which may have made the strung side seem a little stiff when not being worn. It behaves properly when on my wrist, so I think it's ok. I put the chain around the bottom portion of the bracelet with the clasp right off one of the strung ends to make it easily adjustable for folks.
I got hit with a little more one color inspiration this morning and whipped up this necklace in pinks and brass. Lots of variations of pink Czech glass going on and I painted the flowers on the pendant piece a pale pink too.
Unintentionally, my design for the Inspired by Reading Book Club this week also embraces the "One Color" idea. If you missed that one you can see it HERE.