Friday, November 30, 2012

3rd Annual Challenge of Color Blog Hop


Today is Erin's Annual Color Challenge Blog Hop.  This is my first time to do one of her color challenges and I am so thrilled to be invloved along with 80 others!  I just love the colors of the palette that Erin and Brandi come up for me to choose from.  These colors are so me. 
Is that a Bullet Casing?  Read on...
My beautiful Color Palette!
Freshwater Keshi Pearls, Freshwater Button Pearls
Artisan Lampwork Beads and Crystals

Erin suggested to do a little reserach and so I did.   Here is what I found out...very interesting!

Title: Iraqi Emplacement

Location: northern Iraq near Iranian border
Date: January 24, 2001
Satellite/sensor: Landsat 7 ETM+
Source: USGS, NASA Earth as Art series

" In an area north of the city of Al-Basrah, Iraq, a former wetland has been drained and walled off. Now littered with minefields and gun emplacements, it is a staging area for military exercises.  In the far southwest (lower left) of the satellite image we
can see a small town, irrigation canals and an airfield. The original image shows tracks of vehicles. Most straight lines and right angles seen on images represent human-created features, since natural features tend to be more smooth and curved. There are some natural straight lines and right angles, caused by geological fault lines, but they are quite unusual.

As with most images of bare ground (no vegetation),  longer infrared wavelength bands are used to show colour on the computer screen.  A natural colour image would be a dull "dirt" brown."

So glad the infrared wavelengths bands created color!   Such beautiful color!  I tried to pick out most of the colors and incorporate them in my necklace:

Can't use minefields or gun emplacements so I used a silver bullet casing instead as my focal pendant for the necklace.
Thank you so much Erin and Brandi for all your hard work and organizing this wonderful Blog Hop!!!
Please have fun and visit everyones Blog.  List below:

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
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
Sherri Stokey
Lola Survillo
Kay Thomerson
Jo Tinley
Emma Todd
Cory Tompkins
Pam Traub   ~~~~~~~~~~~YOU ARE HERE~~~~~~~~~
Melissa Trudinger
Michelle Tucker
Shelley Graham Turner
Monique Urquhart
Rachel Van-Walsk
Patti Vanderbloemen
Lesley Watt
Lynn White
Joan Williams

Sunday, November 25, 2012

7000 Bracelets Blog Hop


The amazing Sue of Sue Beads pulled together this blog hop for 7,000 bracelets, which is a campaign of the Global Genes Project. Global Genes donates blue awareness bracelets made by jewelry artists to people with chronic & life threatening diseases. They also give bracelets to their care-givers. You can read more about the project HERE.

Here are my donations.  I hope they like them and know that we care!

7000 Bracelets Blog Hop, a photo by Klassy Joolz on Flickr
Here's a link to their donation page if you feel you can donate a blue bracelet for the cause!

Global Genes Bracelet Donation Page!

And here's a list of all the participants! Please stop by their blogs and give them a little love and support!   





Saturday, November 10, 2012

November 2012 Monthly Challenge

November 2012 Monthly Challenge by Klassy Joolz

Reflections: My entry for the November ABS Monthly Challenge
This month's challenge artwork, M.C. Esher's Three Worlds, is a black and white affair.
 "Three worlds" depicts a large pool or lake during the autumn or winter months, the title referring to  the three visible perspectives in the picture: the surface of the water on which leaves float, the world above the surface, observable by the water's reflection of the forest, and the world below the surface, observable in the large fish swimming just below the water's surface.
I love the Koi Fish in the pond.  So I just had to add a cute little Koi Fish from LeAnn Weih of SummersStudioEtc
 to my bracelet.  The Lampwork beads are made by artisan Sandi Carrico  Can see the images (reflections) in the Lampwork Beads that reflect the "Three Worlds".  Accents are Sterling Silver, Swarovski Crystals, a black Czech Glass leaf, and white and black Czech Glass Bellflowers.
Thank you for stopping by!