Welcome to my edition of the May 5th Crayon Blog Hop
Our hostess Sally Russick challenged us to design something in Monochromatic colors
are all the colors (tints, tones, and shades) of a single hue.
Monochromatic color schemes are derived from a single base hue, and extended using its shades,
tones and tints.
As a result, the energy is more subtle and peaceful due to a lack of contrast of hue.
My initial idea was Orange. It is spring, Tangerine Tango and orange shades! Piece of cake.
I admit I procrastinated as this has been a busy month and this week I pulled out all my orange beads.
The truth is I don't really have all that much in Orange. The orange I mostly found was in the darker shades.
I decided this would be the perfect opportunity to design with some of the new copper components my
husband Mike and I have been creating in an amazing new e- course we have been taking together with
Deryn Mentock "The art of closure".
It turned out to be a long necklace and was difficult to photograph.
It hangs beautifully. You will have to trust me on this.
I always find myself turning to my large box of borosilicate glass from my friend
Amanda never fails me when I need something very special in colors to design with.
This focal bead has beautiful subtle hues of orange stripes.
Mike had designed a similar focal copper frame for another piece
he is designing right now and gave me this one for this design.
I made a handmade bead cap and head pin to attach it to the frame and
I think it came out beautifully.
I then wrapped a copper leather piece and wrapped a piece
of patina wire to secure the knot.
I made the right side a little longer than the left, a style I use quite often. I had this amazing handmade chain
I had been holding for the right design. Mike made a spiral hook to secure the right side to the chain and
I added a piece of sari silk up through the chain.
I made a beaded piece with several carnelian beads, fire agate beads, tiny seed pearls,
and one beautiful Czech glass bead.
I made the spiral hook and clasp and connected it on the left side. It is too pretty to loose the details at the neckline.
Little touches like the ball ended wire wrapped around the links of chain complete this design.
The details of the handmade pieces in this necklace are a wonderful way of really showing off our new skills. It was fun to design with them. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop. I'm off to see what everyone else came up with.