There were several tempting choices with great colors (Brandi pulls together beautiful palettes!) but I needed to narrow it down and make a decision. Even though I have been striving to get out of my monochromatic rut, I was really drawn to her first palette which is all shades of green and greenish yellow. Plus, I had the perfect focal piece from Round Rabbit...decision made!
Even though Brandi announced this challenge with plenty of time to spare (five weeks I think!) with all the traveling I've been doing, I left things to the last minute. Oh well, I've always done better under pressure!
This piece involved some experimentation for me since I've never really worked with fibers. I had just bought some lime green fairy silk ribbon from Lima Beads and I thought it might add a nice organic touch woven through the brass chain. Little did I know that trying to wire wrap the ends of said ribbon would give me fits! All's well that ends well, and my sweet husband held onto the ribbon for me so that I could maneuver the wire around the ends.
I originally thought I might add some small dangles from the chain links, but decided that less was more. I made some bead units with shell pearl, Czech glass, and an unknown gemstone (from a mixed strand I've had forever) to add in some of the different green tones from the palette.
Without further ado, here is my celebration of green! And sweet bunnies!
If you want to see what other folks created for this challenge, head on over to Brandi's blog to check it out HERE!