3rd Annual Challenge of Color Blog Hop 2012

This is the second Challenge of Color Blog Hop that I have participated in. I find it’s always fun to have someone else choose a color palette for me to play with. This time the lovely Miss Erin and Miss Brandi gave us a selection of two palettes to choose from. (Thank you Erin and Brandi.) Each palette was specially selected for the participants. The option was to work with one or the other, or even both palettes. Both of my palettes very much remind me of my home turf and the colors of the Mojave desert.

The first palette is from Lake Amadeus in the Australian Outback. Looks very much like Badwater Basin in Death Valley. True story; I have both hiked and kayaked across Badwater. I’m pretty certain not many can claim that accomplishment. We had epic rainfall one year and out came the paddles and kayak. Otherwise, it’s just mud flats and salt heaves. I don’t even know if they still let people hike out on the basin anymore. Probably not too many ambitious enough to do that anyway.

Here’s my version Lake Amadeus:

Lake Amadeus 1 COC by the beading yogini

Lake Amadeus Challenge of Color

COC Lake Amadeus 2 by The Beading Yogini

The next palette up is Desert Patterns. I believe this is Saharan sand dunes in Algeria, Africa. We don’t have sand dunes quite that impressive here in the Mojave. In fact, when I first moved here, I was very disappointed because I had been expecting more sand dunes.  I am over that now, because it would just mean more grit, dust and dirt to contend with and we have plenty already. The thing we do have in common … wind, wind and more wind.

Check out these desert colors…

Desert Sands COC by The Beading Yogini

desert patterns Challenge of Color

Desert Sands 2 COC by The Beading Yogini

challenge of color banner 2012

Thanks for stopping in and do hop around and see what others did with this challenge.

Erin Prais-Hintz    http://treasures-found.blogspot.com/2012/11/3rd-annual-challenge-of-color-reveal.html
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
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

44 thoughts on “3rd Annual Challenge of Color Blog Hop 2012

  1. Tanya says:

    Those are both amazing! I love the focal in your necklace and the pop of red with the glass rounds and the sari ribbon .. so many different components and you made them work together so flawlessly! The bracelet is beautiful as well. I found myself staring at the screen wondering how you wove the fiber and chain together .. it works so wonderfully!

  2. Lee says:

    That necklace is drop dead gorgeous! BUT, I have this thing for bracelets, so I have to say that is my absolute favorite! Both are gorgeous pieces!

  3. Dawn Doucette says:

    Cece, I love both of your pieces. I find your use of fiber inspiring… kind of like when the ground gets really dry and cracks… so too does the fibers fray creating something earthy and organic.

    Great designs. Happy Hopping!
    {Hugs!}
    Dawn

  4. Andrea Ross says:

    You nailed those color palettes. Beautiful pieces with a personal connection to these types of geological areas; very interesting.

  5. Aimee Moisa says:

    Weren’t the Challenge of Color palettes just beautiful? I was so happy with the ones I got. You made such gorgeous pieces with yours! You did a fantastic job on this challenge!

  6. Brandi says:

    Ohmigosh, your pieces are absolutely stunning! They perfectly capture not only the colors of the palettes, but the feeling and textures of them, too!

    It’s tough to choose, but I think my favorite is the Desert Patterns bracelet. It is absolutely magnificent, and I love all of the little details. The way the aqua thread winds through. The lovely sandy orange color. And the touches of gold chain peeking through! Perfect.

    Thank you for playing along!

  7. Bobbie says:

    Fantastic eye candy! I love how you captured the swipes of green from the first photo with the daubs of color on the flower pendant in particular.

  8. Patti Vanderbloemen says:

    Oh my – that focal in your first piece is so fantastic! But your bracelet – THE BRACELET! OMG! I look at it and can I feel the wind whipping! You have nailed the colors and the textures so well! Both are so beautiful!

  9. Erin Prais-Hintz says:

    You have a command over materials Miss Cece. I love the first one with the gritty flower and the lush assortments of interesting items to look at. The second really brings out the undulating dunes. The colors are magnificent! Thank you so much for playing with us! Enjoy the day. Erin

  10. Caron says:

    Both designs are beautiful – I love the components you have used – to bring the colours together so beautifully. Love your blog – fabulous posts!

  11. Beth says:

    Oh my gosh – you captured both palettes perfectly! Though I do have to say I love Desert Patterns bracelet a lot and it does remind me of the Mojave (was out in the Mojave a lot for training exercises at Fort Irwin).

  12. Jennifer says:

    You did such gorgeous interpretations of your palettes! I love the bracelet especially. I’ve always wondered if it would be hard to live in a desert with the wind blowing sand everywhere… you just answered that question LOL.

  13. Therese says:

    Hi CeCe,
    Your creations never disapoint, these two pieces are gorgeous and I love all the texture you always put into your designs. The silk gives a softness to the hard metal. Beautiful job.
    Therese

  14. Donetta says:

    Oh, wow! That beautiful, beautiful focal! Honestly, I’ve seldom been as inspired as I am now, looking at your pieces. Definitely becoming a follower of your blog…so much beauty!

  15. Alice says:

    Both pieces are gorgeous,but I just love the flower necklace for it’s whimsical design, and the colors of the bracelet are just stunning. Both represent the inspiration photos well.

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