Saturday, May 5, 2012

One Colour Crayon Challenge Blog Hop

Today is the big reveal of of the One Crayon Color Challenge!  For this challenge, we were to pick one colour and use all the shades, tints, and tones of a colour.  Of course, I chose my ultimate favourite colour.  and my colour is.........


I started by gathering all the purple beads I could find from my stash. Since it was my favourite colour, I didn't have to look very far. The hard part was putting something together that actually looked nice and deciding which beads I should use. Should I use all of them or some of them.

I decided to use the purplish-blue hue instead of the red-purple. Then it took me a couple weeks come up with the design.  I had several butterfly filigree beads that I never used so I thought I'd include that into the mix.

Started by placing beads onto my beading tray and rearranging and adding/subtracting pearls until I got to something that looked like this....

I used 2 sizes of mauve Swarovski pearls. The larger 8mm pearls near the center/focal and the smaller 4mm pearls were handknotted for the rest of the necklace.  I also used dark purple nugget shaped Swarovski pearls.  I have never seen Swarovski pearls in this shape before until I saw them at a local bead store and just had to buy them. In the center, of the butterfly are two shades of purple Swarovski crystals with a teardrop Swarovski pearl hanging  from the bottom of the butterfly.

And here it is!

Here are the matching earrings.

Both pieces are now on sale in my Etsy store. Just click on the button below.


A big thank you to Sally Russick for hosting this challenge. I learned a lot more about colours and jewellery design. Now, off to check out the rest of the participants!

Hosted by:

Sally Russick


Bobbie Rafferty


Linda Landig
Renetha Stanziano
Tanya Goodwin
Amy Severino


Heather Powers


Rebecca Anderson
Hope Smitherman
Alicia Marinache
Charissa Sloper
Sandi Volpe


Jenny Davies Reazor
Elizabeth Auld


Jennifer Judd Velasquez
Lori Anderson


Diana Ptaszynski
Janice Everett


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