Sugar Me Sweet ~ Pendant: Cindy Gimbrone, Enamel Bead: Sue Beads, Lampwork: J Savina Beads, Ceramic: Golem Studio.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Challenge of Color

Hello blog hoppers! My name is Lisa Godfrey and I have a little business called Lisalu Jewels. I'm so excited to be participating in my first ever blog hop challenge! What a great opportunity to get to meet some of my fellow beady bloggers.

This challenge was created by Erin Prais-Hintz of Tesori Trovati and you can read all about it here on her blog. We were all given a paint chip in our chosen color family. I'm really drawn to oceany blues and greens so I thought I should pick something from the opposite side of the color wheel for a fun change. I chose red and here is the swatch sent to me by Erin. I started off making one piece of jewelry and ended up with two from my palette! What can I say? I was on a roll. ;-)

My Paint Chip Palette

Rosy Rouge, Mango Parfait and Basmati Rice

For my first piece, called Rosy Rouge, I chose to work with the red tones in the swatch. I started with a gorgeous set of lampwork spiral discs made by one of my favorite lampwork artists Heather Boardman of HMB Studios. If you haven't seen her work you should check it out. I love her use of color and funky style. I combined the entire set of beads with Swarovski crystals, Czech glass druks and sterling silver round link chain. Then I finished it off with some gorgeous hand dyed silk ribbon from Jocalatte which I tied in a cute bow on the side. I'm really happy with how it turned out! Even though the red isn't the "exact" shade as my swatch I think it's definitely within that family. ;-)

Rosy Rouge

For my second piece called Mango Parfait, I tried to incorporate all three colors in the necklace. I started again with another beautiful set of lampwork beads by HMB Studios. Heather really did all the work for me! This set included red, orange and cream beads that worked perfectly with my palette. I linked them together with yellow jade rondelles and added two different sizes of sterling silver round link chain, one for the bottom and one for the top. I finished it off with a clasp that I made myself, which also happenes to be my first attempt at making my own clasps. I'm pretty happy with it. :-)

Mango Parfait

I can't wait to see what the other participants in the blog hop have come up with! Here's list of the other players with links to their blogs. Happy hopping!

Alice Peterson
Amy Freeland
Beth McCord
Brandi Hussey
Cary Scholes
Catherine Pruitt
Cindy Wimmer
Claire Maunsell
Cory Tompkins
Courtney Breul
Cristi Clothier
Cynthia Riggs
Emanda Johnson
Holly Westfall
Janea McDonald
Jeannie Dukic
Jennifer Cameron
Judy Campbell
Karyn White
Keirsten Giles
Kelly Morgan
Kristie Roeder
Kristin Stevens
Lisa Godfrey (you are here)
Lisa Tracy
Lori Anderson
Mallory Hoffman
Marie Voyer-Cramp
Mary McGraw
Nicole Keller
Nicole Valentine
Paige Maxim
Patty Gasparino
Rebecca Anderson
Renate Stark-Krammer
Rita Parra
Shannon Chomanczuk
Sheila Summers
Stefanie Teufel
Yelisa Rojas


  1. Gorgeous!!!! I just love all the lovely lampwork beads and the way you used them with gemstones and sterling chain.

  2. Love the richness of the color you used in "Rosy Rouge" and what a wonderful clasp you made in "mango Parfait."

  3. So So pretty and what beautiful clasps you made!

  4. Both gorgeous. Love the mango parfait.

  5. So pretty I would stack them together! Happy Blog Hopping!

  6. Really beautiful! That first necklace is stunning!!!!!

  7. I do so love Heather's work. I have yet to have any in my stash. And that ribbon is so rich. You are inspiring me!
    I am so glad that you joined in the fun Lisa. I hope you will consider hopping with me again!
    Thank you for sharing your color with the world. Enjoy the day!
    P.S. I love your previous post with the outfits. I would love to try that myself someday!

  8. Love the colour combination in Rosy Rouge. Great work!

  9. Both pieces are beautiful! I love HMB Studios lampwork!

  10. I like how you broke up the color palette and made two different necklace. Very unique and the lampwork beads beautiful.

  11. i love the rosy rouge one. absolutely my colors. I love it, and it is so light and elegant.

  12. Love them both, but especially like the femininity of the bow on Rosy Rouge. It's luscious.

  13. Both are absolutely divine! I'm really responding to the first necklace, and the shade of red you chose - talk about yummy. Those lampwork beads are fabulous!

  14. Both are so pretty but I especially love the top piece - I have a real soft spot for ribbon in jewellery! Beautiful lampworks, I agree.

  15. Yum Lisa, Your palette is very similar to mine. Great job. And thanks for your comment on my blog -- you are now entered in my random giveaway!

    Bead blessed,
    Artemisia's Studio

  16. What gorgeous pieces of jewelry! You did an amazing job with your colors!

  17. Wow Lisa, the lampwork, the ribbon, the chain, I love it all and you definitely worked this color palette!

    Great job on your first clasp as well! I really like making my own when time allows. There's just something about saying I made the entire thing that gives great satisfaction!

    Thanks for stopping by and your comments!

  18. The lampwork with the chain in that first piece are really cool! Love both pieces!!

  19. Love, love, love the first one. Absolutly perfect!

  20. Both of your pieces are stunning! I really like the Rosy Rouge, the colors are so rich and I love the dangles. The ribbon gives the piece a real elegant look.

  21. Beautiful... those glass discs are gorgeous - such stunning colours. Well done!


  22. Thank you so much everyone! I had so much fun with this challenge and loved looking at everyone's designs! I hope to see you all at the next one! :-)

  23. I love these pieces! Esp. the first one (I've been fascinated by ribbon lately, but can't quite find a "special" enough way to use my stash). Those rich colors are wonderful (that's similar to one of my paint cards), and I love the way the little disc beads make me think of fuschia blossoms. The large silver links add a nice lightness to it. I love your second piece as well--I love orange! The second strand of silver rings gives it some nice extra shine.

  24. I had to come back again to look at that lovely necklace I was talking about it today in class! It's lovely!


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