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    http://treasures-found.blogspot.com/

  Rebecca Anderson http://songbeads.blogspot.com
Kris Auderer http://strandedinthecity.wordpress.com
Chrizette Bayman http://beadsoupmix.blogspot.com
Lori Bowring Michaud http://artfullyornamental.blogspot.com
Courtney Breul http://beadsbybreul.blogspot.com/
Lynsey Brooks http://yellowunicorncreations.blogspot.co.uk
Stephanie Buss http://maxandlucie.blogspot.com
Iveth Caruso http://www.creativeatelier.net/
Shannon Chomanczuk http://www.formysweetdaughter.blogspot.com
Lisa Cone http://inspiredadornments.blogspot.com/
Cece Cormier http://thebeadingyogini.com
Lori Dorrington http://lorisglassworks.blogspot.com
Dawn Doucette http://designsbydawnmarie.blogspot.com
Jeannie Dukic http://site.jkdjewelry.com/blog/
Kim Dworak http://cianciblue.blogspot.com/
Beth Emery http://storiesbyindigoheart.blogspot.com
Janice Everett http://JLynnJewels.blogspot.com
Pam Farren http://www.re-maker.blogspot.com
Donetta Farrington http://simplygorgeous-donetta.blogspot.com
Gloria Ferrer http://judetaama.blogspot.com.es/
Cherrie Fick http://designsinthelight.co
Therese Frank http://www.theresestreasures59.blogspot.com
Patty Gasparino http://www.mylifeunderthebus.typepad.com
Tanya Goodwin http://pixiloo.blogspot.com/2012/11/3rd-annual-challenge-of-color.html
Ambra Gostoli http://chicandfrog.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/3rd-challenge-of-color
Jess Green http://tabbiekoshka.blogspot.co.uk/
Denielle Hagerman http://somebeadsandotherthings.com
Mary Harding www.maryhardingjewelrybeadblog.blogspot.com
Karla Hartzog http://www.karlakrafts.com
Kim Hora http://www.kimmykats.com
Brandi Hussey http://brandigirlblog.com
Emanda Johnson http://ArtemisiaStudio.blogspot.com
Jennifer Justman http://soulsfiredesigns.blogspot.com/
Sue Kennedy http://suebeads.blogspot.com
Ema Kilroy http://emakaye.blogspot.com
Lee Koopman http://Stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Linda Landig http://www.LindasBeadBlog.com
Kirsi Luostarinen http://kirsiluokorut.blogspot.com
Cynthia Machata http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com/
Alicia Marinache http://www.allprettythings.ca
Beth McCord http://www.ebbeadandmetalworks.blogspot.com
Mary K McGraw http://mkaymac.blogspot.com/
Karen Mitchell http://www.overthemoon-design.com
Cheri Mitchell-Reed http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com/
Aimee Moisa http://threecatsdancing.blogspot.com
Karla Morgan http://www.texaspepperjams.blogspot.com
Penny Neville http://copperpennydesigns.blogspot.com
Becky Pancake http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com
Kashmira Patel http://sadafulee.blogspot.com
Alice Peterson http://alice-dreaming.blogspot.com
Kayla Potega http://www.teejewelry.blogspot.com
Debbie Price http://greenshoot.blogspot.co.uk
Bobbie Rafferty http://beadsong.blogspot.com
Caron Reid http://caronmichelle.blogspot.com.au/
Nicole Rennell http://nicolerennell.com/blog
Cynthia Riggs http://cynthsblog.blogspot.com/2012/11/3rd-annual-challenge-of-color.html
Andrea Ross http://silvermapledesigns.blogspot.com/
Sally Russick http://thestudiosublime.com
Annie Scherz http://www.studioluma.ca
Pam Sears http://crazycreativecorner.blogspot.com/
Renetha Stanziano http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com
Sandra Stein http://sannipanni.wordpress.com
Kristen Stevens http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.com
Tracy Stillman http://www.tracystillmandesigns.com
Sherri Stokey http://www.knotjustmacrame.com/2012/11/challenge-of-color-reveal.html
Lola Survillo http://www.beadlolabead.blogspot.com
Kay Thomerson http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com
Jo Tinley http://daisychaindesignsjewellery.blogspot.com
Emma Todd http://www.apolymerpenchant.com
Cory Tompkins http://www.tealwaterdesigns.blogspot.com
Pam Traub http://www.klassyjoolz.blogspot.com   ~~~~~~~~~~~YOU ARE HERE~~~~~~~~~
Melissa Trudinger http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Michelle Tucker http://michellescreativemusings.blogspot.com/
Shelley Graham Turner http://www.shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com
Monique Urquhart http://ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com/
Rachel Van-Walsk http://balancedcrafts.com/blog
Patti Vanderbloemen http://www.myaddictionshandcrafted.blogspot.com
Lesley Watt http://thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com
Lynn White http://lynnwhitejewelry.com/Lynn_White_Jewelry/Lynns_Jewelry_Blog/Lynns_Jewelry_Blog.html
                              
Joan Williams http://www.lilrubyjewelry.com

22 comments:

  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.

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  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!!

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

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  4. Wow I love your necklace it is gorgeous!
    Therese

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  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!

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

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  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

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

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

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  10. Oh wow - this is absolutely gorgeous! Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ

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  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!

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  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.

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  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!

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  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.

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

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

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

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  18. 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

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  19. 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!

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

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