Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Playing with Pantone's Spring 2015 Color Palette + GIVEAWAY!

Carol Dekle-Foss
Pantone's recent en plein air color palette tries to arouse our feelings of calmness and provide us an escape from our hectic and fast-paced lives. The colors, inspired by nature, are soft and cool but have pops of warmth.



What do you think of the palettes cooler hues with warmer tones? A bit drab maybe? They are not my favorite colors, and honestly I just create with what colors I feel like, but sometimes it's fun to play with the latest palette.

Last week, I was grateful for a custom order request for a sandblasted necklace because I hadn't sandblasted in quite awhile. It gave me an opportunity to sandblast and paint some stones using Pantone's new color palette. I have yet to make them into jewelry because of..well..life, but I plan to have them done and listed soon.


I go to my happy place when I create these pendants. Choosing what patterns will go on each stone and selecting the paint colors is very therapeutic for me. Each stone is unique and it's fun to see how the final design turns out. 

I'm fascinated by how stones are formed and what their contents are. They each have their own set of characteristics, and are unique and beautiful in their own way. I've recently started a Pinterest board with my favorites. Also, Here is a great resource if you are interested in knowing more about stones and their characteristics.

I wouldn't dare sandblast on these beauties, it would be blasphemy or something. Mother nature has created her own exquisite pattern and color palette. Someday I will be brave and try to make something amazing with them.

 Christmas Agate

Prudent Mans Agate

Ok, now for the giveaway!

It's been six months now that I have been a contributor! Yay! I feel so blessed to be a part of the LMAJ team, and it's wonderful to be part of a community that shares the same love for creativity.


 So for you, dear readers, I am giving away this latest pendant creation.


It's a purple crazy lace agate stone (possibly color enhanced) and top-drilled from the side.
All you have to do is leave a comment here or on Facebook for your chance to win! I will announce the winner on my next post, which is scheduled for February 4th.

Thank you for reading!

22 comments:

Karen Z said...

I'm not sure what planet I've been on, but this is the first time I've seen your beautiful sandblasted stones. Will be watching for you to list them and anticipating what I could make if I won the giveaway!

stregajewellry said...

I share your love of stones. I've been picking up stones and bringing them home since I was a small girl. I've passed that love to my children. Your work with sandblasting is beautiful, following the natural flow of the stone's energy. One of my favorite books about stones is The Crystal Bible, which sounds mystical and esoteric but actually has much other information.

Sarajo Wentling said...

Wow! Your sand blasted stones are really amazing. I especially love what you did with the dragon's blood jasper, but I'm a sucker for all things leafy. :) Those unaltered jaspers are just gorgeous too... lucky you with those in your stash. Fingers crossed that I'm the lucky winner of your give-away!

Catherine King said...

I am amazed with your Sandblasted Pendants....as a cabber myself, I usually cab all of my focals for my Bead Embroidery...see header at "http://catherines-musings.blogspot.com ", but this is amazing. I love working with Crazy Lace Agate and I love the color enhanced purple. I will agree with Karen. " Where have I been to have missed these lovelies?" I shall definitely pay more attention. Fingers are crossed for the giveaway and thank you so much for sharing.

wiredhammered said...

WOW.. What beautiful stones and sandblasting designs!! And I love the Prudent Mans Jasper too... Pick Meee!

JoZart said...

I have a passion for purple and your lace agate piece really enhances it! Beautiful.
What a chance and someone will be thrilled to receive and wear it.
Jo

Cindy Martin-Shaw said...

These stones are gorgeous. I love them all; each design is lovely. I couldn't ever pick a favorite! Thanks for sharing!

Nan Smith said...

I love this sand blasting technique. I've never seen it before. You are clearly very talented at it. Thank you for sharing.

Janet Carter said...

I am a redhead, so am absolutely loving the 2015 color palette. Thank you for putting that up on the blog and also for the geology.com site. Your sandblasting is really wonderful -what beautiful stones! This is a great blog of some lovely artists. Thank you all for sharing yourselves and being such an inspiration, on so many levels.

Janet Carter

Shaiha said...

Wow! I must have been in outer space because I haven't ran across sandblasted stones before. They are just incredible especially the Petrified Wood and the Jadeite.

Kathy Lindemer said...

I love purple and I love agate. Your piece is gorgeous and I would love to have it!

Alice Howe said...

I have enjoyed your creations for some time now. I think they are just fabulous and so very unique. Thanks for your color inspirations.

Shirley Moore said...

I'm going to blame my lack of knowledge on the fact that I am a seed beader. I have not heard of sandblasted stones either. I love your end result, and I'm rather hoping you will do a post on the entire process. And thanks for the giveaway! (purple is my favorite color) Yay!

lakesuperiorwaves said...

Thank you for the opportunity!

DESPINA VENETI said...

gorgeous stones and post, thank you!!!
I'd love to win the pendant, purple is definitely my color

deb_oro@yahoo.gr

Kim said...

Happy 6 months!

Carolyn said...

Congratulations on your six month anniversary. Love what you created sandblasting.

Can't wait to see what you make with your pretty stones.

Would love to win your pendant.

Carolyn
Carolynscreations@live.com

Kathy Cazes said...

I really love these carved stones! So unique!

Christina Vandervlist, Spiritbead said...

I'm fascinated by the sheer perfect beauty that is each stone, too, and love working their simple perfection into my beadwork. I'm really liking the effort you clearly take to select the right stencil for each stone. I often say that when working with stones I just need to be quiet and let them tell me what they want; do you ever find this?

Christina

Laura McLaughlin said...

Your sandblasted stones are beautiful! New follower here, looking forward to seeing more and going back through all the things I missed!

Lynn Morgan said...

This is beautiful! Thank you for the opportunity. serenelynn2012@gmail.com

Linda A. said...

*drool* GORGEOUS!!

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