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


  1. This is a gorgeous piece! What a beautiful color pallette to begin with from such a tormented land. Your use of the bullet casing was brilliant and the design shows that no matter how badly we, as a people, screw things up, nature will still have her beautiful way.

  2. Wow - beautiful! I love the texture and richness of your necklace. It matches the palette, but it's so gorgeous, it wouldn't matter if it didn't!!

  3. I love your design and the amazing colours provided by our hostesses, Pam!

  4. Wow I love your necklace it is gorgeous!

  5. Oh wow, we share a love of those colours. From ugly to beautiful colours to stunning jewelry. Oh my I've just started hopping and I can already tell I'm going to get dry mouth from it hanging open at these pics and creations. wicked good Pam!

  6. What a statement piece you have created! This is stunning, and I LOVE your color palette!

  7. Your necklace is absolutely fantastic and really picks up on all those subtle tones in your color palette - a real stunning good looker! JLynn

  8. STUNNING! Plus it so matches your color palette. Andrea

  9. This is simply amazing! Not just matching the color palette but adding bullet casing to it takes the cake! Love it!

  10. Oh wow - this is absolutely gorgeous! Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ

  11. WOW! The first word that comes to mind is "lush." That necklace is certainly gorgeous and full of beautiful beads and textures. I love all of the pearls you used and I would not have guessed that was a bullet casing, but it is perfect for the region. That is just an amazing piece!

  12. Very creative Pam, This is a top shelf piece. Wonderful use of your color palette and the bullet casing is a perfect nod to the land use.

  13. I LOVE your piece! I can see every single color from the palette in it, and I especially love that pop of blue and the soft purples and all of the textures. But my favorite part has to be the bullet casing - it is so unusual and what an awesome way to connect to the actual locale!

    Thanks so much for playing along!

  14. Beautiful, beautiful! The irridescence of the pearls is perfect for the palette. The bullet casing is kind of sad, though. This would make a great memorial piece for someone who served.

  15. Your design is gorgeous and how it represents your color palette. What you did with the bullet casing is amazing.

  16. WOW! wow! Wow! What an amazing piece! Political and natural. Great interpretation.

  17. So unique - fabulous!

  18. Wow! This piece is very luxe! Great job matching the palette!

  19. How clever to use the bullet casing for your pendant given the area that this is taken from! I love pearls. Especially pearls with character like these keishi. They have a glow that is magnificent. Thank you for sharing your talents and being a part of the Challenge along with me! Enjoy the day. Erin

  20. What you did with your color palette is simply amazing. I love your piece so much! That glammed-up bullet casing is to die for!

  21. Love the bullet casing focal. It's great. You pulled the colors in the palette together wonderfully.