Friday, August 23, 2013

Summer Color Surprise 2013 Blog Hop

Here is my final pieces for the Summer Color Surprise hosted by Lisa Lodge of Grateful Artist.  She sent all of us varying color of beads to use our creative juices while hopefully stepping out of the box....

When I first received mine, I loved the colors...

My first thought was turquoise, yellows, reds. The islands, calypso, bright, bold, totally out of the box with color.  So I started digging through my stash.... Yeah, I had all those colors....I shop at Walmart a lot, (who doesn't) and they have these packages of acrylic beads in all the primary colors and more.  So I pick some up every time I go.  Acrylic is light weight, and I hate jewelry that is so heavy, I have a headache when I get home.

So I put everything out on my work space. Figuring I would let it stew awhile.....


can you see them stewing??????

I also wanted to try something with crochet wire so I got out my wire and put on some beads and gave it a whirl.  Here is what I came up with...










 I am not sure how well you can see the crochet, but I used the smaller beads in the crochet and then hung the other beads with head pins.  I think I need to do a bit of tweaking. My daughter says it is a little long.

The rest of the beads I worked on for days, putting them on head and eye pins, working on different combos, undoing, redoing...well you get the picture...but finally this is what I came up with.




It has colored chain, colored beads, head pins, eye pins, and just about everything but the kitchen sink.  It was fun working on it.  I had it strung across some hooks on a pole I use in my craft events so that I could see what I was doing.  It helped...some.  I kept moving things around and finally my daughter told me to stop, it was suppose to be a fun necklace so quit trying to make everything equal.... (She's 19)

So I did, to me, it is very bold, calypso looking, colorful and out of the box!

I did a pair of earring too!






So here is my offering for this blog. Had a great time an can't wait til the next one...

For more great designs hop over to Lisa's website to check them out!

And thanks for looking!







18 comments:

  1. Great job Vera, nice colors too!

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  2. Definitely an island vibe, Veralynne! The coloured chain is an inspired touch.

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  3. what a fun mix of beads you were sent and i love your designs.

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    1. Thank you. I really enjoyed creating with them!

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  4. the crocheted piece is lovely, but the last two pieces with all the color are just fabulous!

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    1. Thank you. I really like bold colors. And lightweight too. I don't use heavy pieces much.

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  5. Those earrings look like fun. Real calypso colors. I would wear those!

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    1. Thank you. I am thinking about putting the earrings in my etsy shop.

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  6. What fun designs! The bead crochet is fantastic - you've inspired me to pull out my crochet hooks and experiment - and the colorful necklace and earrings set are so whimsical! :)

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    1. Thank you, I love to crochet and bead and I have been really pushing myself to incorporate the two...good luck with your hooks!

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  7. What a great idea, crocheting with beads! Love the colors in the earrings!

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  8. I love to crochet also. Your necklace is lovely. The earrings are over the moon cute!

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  9. Wow, Vera - your bead crochet is lovely. I like all the bright colors in your pieces - it makes me happy just looking at them! Thanks for participating in the hop!

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  10. Oh these are so fun!!! I simply love them!!! Great work!

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  11. Beautiful jewelry, love the colorful necklace with the matching earrings.

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  12. I can almost hear the salsa music! Beautiful, colorful, full of energy. Those earrings are so cool! I love them because they make me smile with their fun colors and design full of movement. Your crochet work is also so warm and fun for summer -- a nice way to use crochet in the warm months! Lovely! And your layered chain is lush and fun. I like that you added light-weight pops of color, and created a tropical paradise to go!

    Happy Hopping!
    Rita

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