Well it turns out creating with just one color isn’t as easy as I originally thought it would be. I started out with a couple of ideas and by pulling out every single green bead I had in my stash. Since green is one of my favorite colors, there were many many many beads to work with. So then I had to start narrowing it all down.
I wanted to do something with a bit of weight, but still delicate… just like all the plant starts in my garden. Bright, delicate, and strong. So I started playing around with some bead stitch work and came up with the basic shape I wanted. Originally I pictured doing a necklace of various green circles graduating from one color to another. But time constraints won out this week and I have to console myself with just a bracelet… and plans to make the necklace at some time after our Family Anniversary is over.
So without further ado… here is my little contribution.
I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone else made, follow the links below to check out some what I am sure will be some seriously cool jewelery!
HUMONGOUS Thank you to Sally Russick of The Studio Sublime for coming up with, co-coordinating & holding this challenge. As I mentioned, this is my first challenge… and it was really fun! Thank you Sally!!!
One Color Crayon Hop Participants
Sally Russick http://thestudiosublime.com
Therese Frank http://theresestreasures59.blogspot.com
Rochelle Brisson http://acreativechelle.blogspot.com
Lisa Lodge http://pineridgetreasures.blogspot.com
Malin de Koning http://beadingbymalindekoning.blogspot.com
Bobbie Rafferty http://beadsong.blogspot.com
Linda Landig http://LindasBeadBlog.com
Cherrie Fick http://designsinthelight.com
Beth McLarnan http://threetrees-art.blogspot.com
Cece Cormier http://thebeadingyogini.com
Renetha Stanziano http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com
Tanya Goodwin http://pixiloo.blogspot.com
Jean Welles http://jeanawells.blogspot.com
Amy Severino http://amybeads.blogspot.com
Rebekah Payne http://treewingsstudio.com
Lola Surwillo http://.beadlolabead.blogspot.com
Judy Turner http://silver-rains.blogspot.com
Jennifer Justman http://soulsfiredesigns.blogspot.com
Rose Brisson http://ahteesblog.blogspot.com
Kim Bender http://www.kimmykats.com/
Heather Powers http://humblebeads.blogspot.com
Shelly Joyce http://www.aujourlejour-shelly.blogspot.com
Cherie Reed http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com
Rebecca Anderson http://songbeads.blogspot.com
Hope Smitherman http://craftyhope.blogspot.com
Patti Vanderbloemen http://myaddictionshandcrafted.blogspot.com
Michelle Buettner http://MiShelDesigns.blogspot.com
Alicia Marinache http://allprettythings.ca
Charissa Sloper http://blog.obsidiansoda.com
Sonya Stille http://dreaminofbeads.blogspot.com
Maria Grimes http://mariagrimes.blogspot.com
Nancy Saccoccio http://risingdesigns.blogspot.com
Sandi Volpe http://sandivolpe.com
Joanne Tinley http://daisychaindesignsjewellery.blogspot.com
Catherine Pruitt http://boobeads.blogspot.com
Mary Harding http://maryhardingjewelrybeadblog.blogspot.com
Karin Gilman http://www.qaygee.blogspot.com/
Jayne Capps http://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com
Lorelei Eurto http://lorelei1141.blogspot.com
Melissa Meman http://melissameman.blogspot.com
Alice Peterson http://alice-dreaming.blogspot.com
Jenny Davies Reazor http://www.jdaviesreazor.com
Cynthia Machata http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com
Melissa Essenburg http://chinookdesigns.blogspot.com
Regina Santerre http://reginaswritings.blogspot.com
Hey look… its ME! -> Lauren Streets https://ornthoughts.wordpress.com
Elizabeth Auld http://beadsforbusygals.com
Tracy Mok http://bumblebeadsdesigns.blogspot.com
Jennifer Judd Velasquez http://jenjuddrocks.blogspot.com
Marti Conrad http://marticsclay.blogspot.com
Lori Anderson http://prettythingsblog.com
Donna Bradley http://strandedbeads.blogspot.com
Courtney Breul http://beadsbybreul.blogspot.com
Linda Younkman http://lindysdesigns.blogspot.com
Susan Kennedy http://www.suebeads.blogspot.com
Lisa Liddy http://Lisaliddy.wordpress.com
Tracy Stillman http://www.tracystillmandesigns.com
Dawn Doucette http://designsbydawnmarie.blogspot.com
Diana Ptaszynski http://suburbangirlstudio.com
Shannon Chomanczuk http://formysweetdaughter.blogspot.com/
Janice Everett http://JLynnJewels.blogspot.com
Karen Williams http://Baublicious.blogspot.com
Kashmira Patel http://sadafulee.blogspot.com
Heidi Post http://expostfactojewelry.blogspot.com/
Birgitta Lejonklou http://lejonklou.blogspot.com/
Holly Westfall http://silverrosedesigns.blogspot.com/
Karin Slaton http://backstorybeads.blogspot.com
14 thoughts on “Its Not Easy….”
Strong colours, simplicity and a stunning wearable design…that’s my kind of jewellery. Love it.
Very nice! Your seed bead links really reminded me of my Christmas cactus of all things! It’s lobes have much the same shape.
But your pictures are so tiny they almost disappear into the text. Feel free to blow your horn – use big pictures! 🙂
Fantastically designed bracelets! Great job!
What a pretty bracelet! And the interpretation of your inspiration is spot-on, with all the variety, strength, and fragility of spring plants. Really nice job!
What a really pretty bracelet you made! I like the shift in colors and the rings. Great design!!
Very pretty! Your beadwork looks like fabric, it’s fabulous!
Beautiful!! I love the circles you beadweaved, they are intricate yet delicate and the green hues are perfect!! Lauren, thank you so much for participating in the hop! I’m going to go back to stare at the bracelet you so beautifully created! I LOVE the circles!!
The colour graduation is so pretty – and I absolutely love your circles! I hope you’ll make a matching necklace, it deserves to be a set – looks just like the it must have been plucked from a lush garden!
Lauren – LOVE the two designs – so much fun and I bet they feel great on too! Green is always a fun colors to work with and you did a fabulous job 🙂
I love all the shades of green that you used – wonderful!
Love, Love, Love! Such pretty bracelets! I bet they feel as nice as they look!
I am always so blown away by weaving. I hear you on the ‘dragging out every green bead I owned’, not only did I drag out mine, but a friend gave me 2/3 more strands from her stash!
Beautiful bead woven braclet, love the colors.
Ooh, I wish there were larger pictures! They look so detailed and delicate!