Today is the big reveal for Sally Russick’s Colors of Spring Blog Hop! We picked a color palette and purchased a small set of her ceramic-enameled beads and created jewelry around that palette. I chose the Pantone Color of the Year Tangerine Tango! I don’t usually work with tangerine, but love it with blue – especially turquoise blue! It would have been really nice if I would have taken a photo of the beads together before I separated them, but I didn’t. Oh well.I picked up these very very funky-shaped turquoise wannabe beads from Dakota Stones – they aren’t real turquoise, at least I think not given the price, but they sure look like it and are gorgeous! After I made the necklace, I thought I probably should have separated the beads with small 3mm sterling rounds, but didn’t want to tear the necklace up. Keep that thought in mind, as there will be a test at the end of this post! Of course, the tangerine lentil is the one that Sally enameled, using Marla James’ porcelain beads.
Included in the set were these lime green barrels. They had earrings written all over them. I paired them with greek ceramic beads in fun spring colors, and I think I really like these earrings!
Finally, these lime green rounds were included as well. These were paired with greek ceramic gears and very small carnelian rounds. The colors look great together, even if they don’t on the screen!
Here’s the test – you can WIN this pair of earrings if you post a comment and answer the question – should I tear up the necklace and separate the beads with little sterling rounds, or leave it like it is?
I’ll put all the names of commenters in a hat and pick the winner on Tuesday April 3rd! You can also check out everyone else who participated by visiting them on the links below!
Host: Sally Russick
Susan Kennedy *YOU ARE HERE*
Courtney White Breul