Good morning! And a bright and cheery Caribbean colors good morning at that! Today's the big reveal for the Caribbean Colors Palette Challenge and I can't wait to share the pieces with you. If you remember, I issued a challenge last month with pretty simple rules: make something inspired by the Caribbean Color Palette photo! Several folks decided to play along (and many thanks to each of them), so without further ado:
We had some awesome lampwork artists participate in the challenge this time around including Mona Sullivan, Karen Colaneri and Sharlyn Premuda. I'm in awe, ladies!
|Laura Bailey Taskey|
Laura Bailey Taskey, Doreen Neilley, Mona Arnott and Lennis Carrier found some beautiful components for the challenge including glass, brass, polymer and metal sliders with crystal. Don't you love to see how differently the theme colors are interpreted by each artist?
The seed beaders never disappoint. Kay Ackerman used several shapes of seed beads along with a gorgeous luminous cab in her bead embroidery pendant while Toni Gifford added just a touch of silver when she stitched her pendant (Desert Star Pendant design by Justyna Szlezak). Samantha Wescott and Sylvia Lupberger both made multiple pieces in various bead weaving techniques (such talent!).
I played along, too. You can see several of my micro macrame pieces in this blog post, but I'll share my favorite one with you here:
And there you have it - another palette challenge for the history books. I hope you've enjoyed seeing the different designs in different mediums - I know I did!