Creating Handmade with Handmade...the motto of the new (well, relatively new) Love My Art Jewelry blog.
For the month of November (which I can't believe is almost over) the editors threw down a challenge, or rather a Call to Create that's based on Pantone's color forecast for Fall. I've made a few other pieces based on this color palette, but this time I decided to focus on the pale pink.
Why pink in the fall? Because I found this awesome lampwork focal and there's that pretty pink! While wandering around Etsy, I searched on "murrini" because I love those little star-flower-pretties and happened upon this bead by Ms. Eliza Zelachowski, at Bead A Little Dream--her LizaJayne Etsy shop.
Pink is mixed with a creamy white, bright turquoise, and swirls of earthy chartreuse on this gorgeous little number. The colors of the bead were all I needed to pull together stones and chain that match and complement it. For me, that's the most fun part of working with handmade beads--an artist sat down and chose those colors and made them sing. It becomes my turn to put them into a bit of a chorus, if you will, to make them sing even louder! So, in the call to create, I used the call of Eliza's creation to be my muse.
As much as I'd like to go sit at my bead table right now and work on some matching earrings or something, instead I'm going to put on my blue polyester pants with matching itchy blue sweater and go serve my country. I'm down to less than 100 unread emails in my inbox--and I have two days to get them to zero before I leave for vacation! haaaaaaaaa Oh, speaking of...I finished the wedding jewelry last night; one thing checked off my list!