Welcome to the One Crayon Color Challenge Blog Hop hosted by Sally Russick of The Studio Sublime
Before I get started with my post I would like to say thank you to Sally for thinking up this wonderful challenge.
I enjoy participating in Sally's challenges they are fun and push me to create. The objective of this challenge was to choose one color and create a monochromatic piece using that one color. The color I chose was Red. Why you ask? I do not have the slightest idea why I chose red, except to step away from my normal color choices, this is a challenge you know. Sally encouraged us to use the different shades of our color choice. Think about it if your piece was all of the same shade it would be a little flat and lifeless. I am also glad she gave us a whole month to think of an idea and gather supplies, because although I knew what I wanted to make it took me a little while to find the right components.
I was searching on Etsy for red glass beads and I came across these beautiful tulip lamp worked glass beads by Serena Smith she make gorgeous lamp work glass flowers and other beads.
I went to Hobby Lobby to get some red Czech fire polished glass beads and I found red and pink wire also. So the only color that is not in the red family is the silver crimp covers. Oh and in that same trip to Hobby Lobby I got some rose colored glass pearls in 6mm and 8mm.
Juli of Studio Juls had a grab bag sale, so I grabbed a bag and this precious little red heart was one of the items in the bag. I could not resist to use it in my piece. I lucked out at my LBS, it was having a trunk show and I found these faceted Ruby 2x4mm roundels for a steal of a price. I was going to use two silver bead caps at the ends of my Cellini spiral, but I was looking through my latest Bead and Button magazine and I saw a tutorial for these beaded bead caps and I just happened to have some Indian Pink 3mm bicone crystals in my stash.
In the spiral I used size 11 silver lined ruby red and rainbow ruby red seed beads, size 8 silver lined ruby red and rainbow ruby red seed beads, and the faceted ruby 2x4mm roundels. The Cellini spiral is a peyote stitch and using the different sized bead causes the ridges. This is one of my favorite spiral stitches.
I am very pleased with how my piece turned out. It came to life just how I envisioned it.
Thank you for stopping by and viewing my post. I had a great time gathering supplies and creating my piece. I hope you enjoyed viewing my blog post and you liked what you found here.
Please take the time to go and visit the other participants in this One Crayon Color Challenge I am positive you will not be disappointed.
Sally Russick http://thestudiosublime.com
Therese Frank http://theresestreasures59.
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Rochelle Brisson http://acreativechelle.
Lisa Lodge http://pineridgetreasures.
Malin de Koning http://beadingbymalindekoning.
Bobbie Rafferty http://beadsong.blogspot.com
Linda Landig http://LindasBeadBlog.com
Cherrie Fick http://designsinthelight.com
Beth McLarnan http://threetrees-art.
Cece Cormier http://thebeadingyogini.com
Renetha Stanziano http://lamplightcrafts.
Tanya Goodwin http://pixiloo.blogspot.com
Jean Welles http://jeanawells.blogspot.com
Amy Severino http://amybeads.blogspot.com
Rebekah Payne http://treewingsstudio.com
Lola Surwillo http://.beadlolabead.blogspot.
Judy Turner http://silver-rains.blogspot.
Jennifer Justman http://soulsfiredesigns.
Rose Brisson http://ahteesblog.blogspot.com
Kim Bender http://www.kimmykats.com/
Heather Powers http://humblebeads.blogspot.
Shelly Joyce http://www.aujourlejour-
Cherie Reed http://creativedesignsbycheri.
Rebecca Anderson http://songbeads.blogspot.com
Hope Smitherman http://craftyhope.blogspot.com
Patti Vanderbloemen http://
Michelle Buettner http://MiShelDesigns.blogspot.
Alicia Marinache http://allprettythings.ca
Charissa Sloper http://blog.obsidiansoda.com
Sonya Stille http://dreaminofbeads.
Maria Grimes http://mariagrimes.blogspot.
Nancy Saccoccio http://risingdesigns.blogspot.
Sandi Volpe http://sandivolpe.com
Joanne Tinley http://
Catherine Pruitt http://boobeads.blogspot.com
Mary Harding http://
Karin Gilman http://www.qaygee.
Jayne Capps http://mamasgottodoodle.
Lorelei Eurto http://lorelei1141.blogspot.
Melissa Meman http://melissameman.blogspot.
Alice Peterson http://alice-dreaming.
Jenny Davies Reazor http://www.jdaviesreazor.com
Cynthia Machata http://antiquitytravelers.
Melissa Essenburg http://chinookdesigns.
Regina Santerre http://reginaswritings.
Lauren Streets http://ornthoughts.wordpress.
Elizabeth Auld http://beadsforbusygals.com
Tracy Mok http://bumblebeadsdesigns.
Jennifer Judd Velasquez http://jenjuddrocks.blogspot.
Marti Conrad http://marticsclay.blogspot.
Lori Anderson http://prettythingsblog.com
Donna Bradley http://strandedbeads.blogspot.
Courtney Breul http://beadsbybreul.blogspot.
Linda Younkman http://lindysdesigns.blogspot.
Susan Kennedy http://www.suebeads.blogspot.
Lisa Liddy http://Lisaliddy.wordpress.com
Tracy Stillman http://www.
Dawn Doucette http://designsbydawnmarie.
Diana Ptaszynski http://suburbangirlstudio.com
Shannon Chomanczuk http://formysweetdaughter.
Janice Everett http://JLynnJewels.blogspot.
Karen Williams http://Baublicious.blogspot.
Kashmira Patel http://sadafulee.blogspot.com
Heidi Post http://expostfactojewelry.
Birgitta Lejonklou http://lejonklou.blogspot.com/
Holly Westfall http://silverrosedesigns.
Karin Slaton http://backstorybeads.
Happy beading Y'all,