Erin Prais-Hintz, over at Treasures Found, founded this color palette - inspired hop/challenge to get herself out of a color rut, and let me tell you, it works! We told her what color we wanted and she chose a palette especially for us from a wonderful site, Design Seeds. I told her green...not sure why, I work with green all the time. It is my "go to" color! I think my thought process was that it would be a safe, easy color scheme for me to work with and I could create something in my sleep. Not!
This is the green palette Erin chose....Fruit Star. Umm, hello? What do I do with this? I sort of shut down. I mean, chartreuse and gray?
After the flower, it seems to really come together. The only issue was that blue color. When I enameled that blue bead, I thought I had just the right amount of peacock and Elan gray to get that steely look, but on the monitor, it is not the right shade. Oh well...close enough :) All the enameled beads were made by me, and the beautiful lampwork is from JavaBead. I decided to splurge and use sterling and oxidize everything.
Thanks, Erin, for taking my "safe" choice and throwing me a curve ball! I had fun :) Now, all of you that are reading, go look at what the other participants created using their own palettes!