The palettes are very special. Please see Erin's blog for a full explanation, so it's not repeated here.
My palettes this year (she gave each us two to choose from) were opposite each other. One is yellows and deep reds and browns, the other icy blues and greys. Erin asked us to pick one of the palettes, so she knew how to list us for the blog hop. I had told Erin I chose "Greenland Coast" for my palette, but when I sat down to make jewelry, "Erongo Massif" came out first. So, I have pieces for both palettes.
It just so happened that I made this enameled focal and matching enameled beads BEFORE I got my palettes! The red beads are much darker in real life. They are those "Red Velvet" crystal beads that were all the rage a while back. (I have tried to retouch them, to simulate the deep rich red color)
|This is a good look at the art deco base.|
This one took a bit longer, just because I had to make all the wire wrapped dangles. This is loosely inspired by Barbara Lewis' Floral Cascade necklace. In fact, many of the enameled beads were made for my own floral cascade necklace, but did not get used. It just so happens, they matched my palette. I made all the dangles, and had them laid out to go onto a chain, but going around the neck (like a charm bracelet). Then I thought "What if I made it into a lariat type necklace?"
So, that's what I did.
Materials include my enameled beads, Vintaj chain, hematite crystal rounds, silvered crystal rounds, crystals rondelles and smaller AB crystal rondelles.
Earrings to match. My enameled beads and the same silvered and AB crystals that were used in the necklace.
And another pair. They look like Art Deco hot air balloons to me. Up, up, and away!
A big thank you to Erin for organizing this challenge again, and Brandi for the fabulous color palettes. They both put a lot in to it, and we all get a lot out of it!
Thank you Miss Erin and Miss Brandi!
Please visit the other blogs (it is a blog hop, after all!)
Rather than copy and paste the long list of blog hop participants here (there are 80 of us!!), click here, to go to Erin's blog post.