Saturday, May 05, 2012

One Color Crayon Challenge Green


Today is the reveal and Blog Hop  for the One Crayon Color Challenge hosted by Sally Russick.  I chose green and stuck to it very closely.  I found it difficult to design with just one color.  I kept having to reject ideas that required a different color. In the end, I came up with a simple necklace.  It is made with free form peyote stitch.  I used number 8 and 6 seed beads, some of my ceramic beads, and some green stones ( not sure what they are).  The green button is from my stash of antique buttons and the loop is made with number 11 seed beads. I can tell that this is the necklace that will get worn frequently as it will go with many outfits and it is easy to put on.


 Thank you  Sally for creating and hosting this fun and skill stretching challenge.  

I hope you will visit the other participants in this blog hop.  The list follows


Hosted by:

Red

Bobbie Rafferty   http://beadsong.blogspot.com

Orange

Rebekah Payne   http://treewingsstudio.com

 Yellow

Blue

Rebecca Anderson  http://songbeads.blogspot.com
Alicia Marinache  http://allprettythings.ca
Charissa Sloper   http://blog.obsidiansoda.com
Sandi Volpe   http://sandivolpe.com

 Green

Jenny Davies Reazor   http://www.jdaviesreazor.com
Elizabeth Auld  http://beadsforbusygals.com

Purple

Jennifer Judd Velasquez http://jenjuddrocks.blogspot.com

Brown

Diana Ptaszynski   http://suburbangirlstudio.com

Black

Birgitta Lejonklou  http://lejonklou.blogspot.com/

37 comments:

  1. Lovely necklace Mary! I am in awe of people who can use needle, thread and tiny beads! My vision and patience don't mix well with teeny-tiny!

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  2. Oh heavens that is just gorgeous Mary-it makes me think of Naiads, flowing rivers and woodland glades! Green is my favourite colour and this is why - great work!

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  3. watching your free peyote video is so relaxing.

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  4. Lovely piece. Funny, I did freeform peyote too in a bracelet. I've only done one piece but I love the style. Great job.

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  5. Missed the last comment before I hit enter - you have a freeform peyote video? I would love to see it. Thanks.

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  6. Very organic. Reminds me of moss. Love the design,

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  7. There's nothing simple about this necklace, other than it's simply gorgeous!! I just love these challenge where I can see all the designs people create w/these tiny little seed beads - ammazes the daylights out of me and yours is no exception - stunning work! Lovely colors and hues, too!

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  8. I agree with Shel - it is simply gorgeous. I am always amazed at the work that can be done with seed beads. Great job!

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  9. Simply gorgeous! Love the colors and the way it just flows! Wonderful job!

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  10. Mary,
    Your necklace is beautiful. I have never done free form peyote, but it is something I find intriguing and I want to give it a try.
    Therese

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  11. Love it! I'm no good at all with multi-strand necklaces -- I always end up with the ends looking weird and off. You nailed it!

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  12. Very elegant and a wonderful river like flow!! I agree it is hard to design with one color. Great challenge.

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  13. You call this a simple necklace? I can assure you that there would be much swearing and head banging if I were to attempt this technique.

    At any rate, it's a gorgeous piece, and yes I think it would go with any outfit and for any occasion! Fabulous!

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  14. Mary, I love the freeform peyote necklace you created with all those pretty green seed beads!! I'm sitting here staring at it because free form peyote eludes me, apparently I need a pattern to create in peyote stitch!! Simple!?! Try, simply stunning!!!
    Thank you so much for participating in the Crayon Hop!!

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  15. Oh, I just knew you would come up with some seed beady awesomeness Mary! I love it, of course. I bet it drapes beautifully when worn. Seed beads lend themselves to monchromaticism (is that a word?!) I always think. The texture can be so busy and there is so much to play with with different finishes of beads. Beautiful.

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  16. Ha! agree with Alice ... much swearing! this is really beautiful

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  17. I hate to repeat comments, but simple???? It is gorgeous! The hues of green used, and of course the design, are so peaceful! This is just beautiful!!!!

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  18. I love the base of muted greens and the pops of minty and yellow-greens. This would be a go-to necklace for me this spring and summer. No other accessory needed!!

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  19. Mary, that is beautiful. I love freeform peyote and you just did an amazing job. The whole thing is just stunning!

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  20. Freeform peyote is a favorite technique for me - frankly I can't seem to follow a pattern....duh! Love this and I love green so calm and relaxing. You have a wonderful way with beads both making them and putting them together. Well done!

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  21. This is really lovely! Gorgeous colours ...

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  22. A truly stunning and calming design! I'm fast becoming a fan of free-form peyote thanks to the beautiful works of arts such as yours that I've stumbled across on the blog hop. Love it!

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  23. Beautiful! This from another freeform peyote fan. :)

    Working with one color can be a true challenge, but you did a beautiful job of combining multiple closely related hues with periodic bursts of brighter color and lovely texture. Made me think of the kelp gardens here in Puget Sound.

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  24. I am one of those weird people that hasn't always liked green...you could surely help me change my mind! Your necklace is beautiful Mary, as expected!

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  25. So pretty! It's always nice to see other seed beaders in the challenges, and it's a treat to see your work here. I like the subdued colors you chose!

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  26. A very organic feel from your necklace - I thought of a walk in the forest, lovely!

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  27. Oh yes, the simplicity and yumminess of this necklace would absolutely make it a go-to necklace often! It's really a lovely piece.

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    1. in this kinda box again
      getting a bit tired as it takes so much time for me to post comments...only work about 50% of the time...vanish..

      well

      This is so lovely Mary!!
      makes me think of a little creek with stones at the bottom showing themselves in the flowing water...this one is filled with magical stones :)

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  28. Mary, that's fantastic! I can see how you will be wearing it all the time!

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  29. Absolutely love this, Mary! I like the sizeof the beads used, the different greens..just everything about it. I'm a green girl myself. :-)

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  30. This is gorgeous Mary! I adore green, I adore your peyote pieces....you are so inspiring!

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  31. Beautiful necklace! I love the colors and the free-form peyote!

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  32. Love the rich deep greens!

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  33. Beautiful necklace, I bead weave and so want to try free-form peyote, for some reason it scares me...lol, yours is really great!

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  34. Mary, your necklace is really out of this world. Did it take hours and hours to create? It is just so intricate - multiple strands and tiny beads! I just love the shades of green together. I'd love to see a close up of the button too. Your work is always in a class of its own!

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  35. Really cool! I love free form peyote, haven't ever done it, but I respect the seed beads!

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