Monday, August 22, 2016

Sarajo's Honey Do August

Thanks to Sarajo for letting us play along with her Honey Do Challenge! Her hubby Eric gives her a staring point to use up some of her bead stash and this month it was a photo he took while visiting us at Allegory Gallery for Creative Camp 2016. They went on a hike to see a natural bog and the carnivorous plants were in bloom. These are a species of pitcher plant.

This was a difficult color challenge for me. I wasn't thrilled with the mix that Andrew put together, the red wasn't right, it was too orange.
I am not thrilled with the red I chose either, it's too pink.
I do like the bracelet nevertheless. I used a seed bead mix that I've used before along with the Czech glass daggers and rounds. For the focal there is a Humblebeads bird, an Outwest glass donut, two recycled glass bottle beads, vintage plastic round and vintage plastic donut.

It was hard to keep it from looking too Christmassy with all the red and green, but with the bird and dagger beads I think that helped.

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10 comments:

  1. I like the final product! The pink beads have a pattern that reminds me of the darker veins in the pitcher plants and the daggers give it a dangerous look!

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  2. Oh wow, I love, love, LOVE this! The contrast of the colors is really beautiful (definitely not too Christmas-y with the red leaning toward pink), and the play of textures and shapes is really eye-catching. And that bird just makes the whole piece. Now I wish I wore bracelets because I want to make one just like it!!

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  3. I love this piece So fitting for this challenge.

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  4. I love this piece So fitting for this challenge.

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  5. I love your bracelet, Alison! So fun and flirty with those daggers... and Heather's birds are always a great addition to a design! I understand what you meant about Andrew's mix... while it was wonderful, the colors weren't quite there for this challenge (although I think I spy one of the green beads in your bracelet!). I actually had already used most of that mix for one of my designs for our Inspired by Reading selection this month, so stay tuned! As always, thanks for playing along with us! Check back on September 1st to see what Eric challenges us with next.

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  6. Great bracelet and colors Alison. I love the texture and spice the light green dagger beads give your bracelet. Makes it looks fun and exciting to wear-- and a little dangerous like those carnivorous pitcher plants!!

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  7. Great bracelet and colors Alison. I love the texture and spice the light green dagger beads give your bracelet. Makes it looks fun and exciting to wear-- and a little dangerous like those carnivorous pitcher plants!!

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  8. Great bracelet and colors Alison. I love the texture and spice the light green dagger beads give your bracelet. Makes it looks fun and exciting to wear-- and a little dangerous like those carnivorous pitcher plants!!

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  9. Great job it has an organic feel that reflects the woodland atmosphere!

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  10. I like the texture you've created with this piece. It has a lot of yummy visual heft to it that makes it look very luxurious. As you probably know, that area is a popular birding area, so your Humble Bead addition is perfect! Red and green combinations are some of the hardest. Too much blue in the green and not enough chroma in the red, and it comes across as watermelon tourmaline. Too center of the road, and it comes across as Christmasy. I think a more orange red draws the yellow in the green out. In nature, stones like garnets come in reds, greens and oranges. Anyway, great piece!

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