Friday, June 17, 2016

Starfish Color Palette Challenge Reveal

by Sherri Stokey

Today's the day and I'm SO excited!  A few weeks ago I issued a challenge to come up with handmade pieces (didn't have to be jewelry) based on the beads and cord I've been working with for a while.  I call it my Starfish palette, thus the Starfish Color Palette Challenge.  I know, I'm clever like that.  Anyway, several talented folks were inspired to play along so without further ado...


Pamela Troutman does amazingly beautiful things with seed beads as demonstrated in her necklace above, wile Emilie Le Ret used nail polish (yes nail polish!!) to create the fun ring and earrings below!



Jessica Green used a special bead she'd been hoarding for a long time and a whole bunch of others to create the necklace above with a shape vaguely reminiscent of a fish.  Linda Landig chose to expand on the color palette in her beachy necklace featuring a glass starfish.




Samantha Wescott knocked it out of the park with a reversible necklace (so cool!) and two different bracelets.  You'll want to check out her blog post for more photos.  A starfish pendant by Michelle McCarthy is the focal in Sarajo Wentling's necklace below featuring soft beautiful color.



Shai Williams used a brass seashell and a whole bunch of other yummy beads in her necklace above while Sheri Gumina used a real starfish in making her detailed silver metal clay pendant below.



I have to admit, Shawn Pippin won a place in my heart working from my Leaves Micro Macrame Bracelet Tutorial for the bracelet above.  And last but not least (I'm not sure there is a "least" with these pieces!), is the necklace below made by Wendi Reamy (Door 44 Jewelry) combining wire wrapping with knotting in her awesome design.


I do have one little problem with all these pieces, though: I want them all!!  It's almost like they all chose my favorite colors or something!  

This challenge was great fun for me and I loved seeing how everyone interpreted my photo and created something beautiful.  I don't know about you, but I think we need a little more beauty in the world lately.

Many thanks to everyone who played along.  Be sure to click the links to visit everyone's blog and/or shops and let them know if you like their work!

Edited to add one more:  Treena Rowan might have been a little late submitting her bracelet, but it's so pretty!!





8 comments:

Samantha Wescott said...

Oh, my gosh. Everyone's pieces are so pretty! This was a really fun challenge, Sherri. Thanks for hosting! :D

Jess Green said...

What a wonderful collection to be included in!

Love all of these designs ;) x

Shawn Pippin said...

Thank you for the challenge! Everyone's pieces are so beautiful! Thanks Sherri you rock!!

Sarajo Wentling said...

So fun to see what everyone made! Thanks for hosting this challenge!

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

Everyone did a FABULOUS job! Almost makes me want to jump in the car and head to the beach! :)

Linda Landig said...

This was a really fun challenge. Thanks for hosting it. You can tell how inspiring it was when you look at everyone's wonderful pieces!

Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio said...

WOW! Such beautiful work and great craftsmanship through design on all of these pieces :)

ShantyChicBeads said...

I am feeling full of wonder. Thanks for sharing.

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