Sally Russick from the Studio Sublime recently sent out a challenge designed to spark our creativity. The challenge was to pick one of eight crayon colours – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown or black and create a monochromatic design using all the tints, tones and shades of that one colour. Hence, it’s called the ‘One Crayon Colour Challenge’.
I chose P-U-R-P-L-E.
Purple, according to the Sensational Color website is a colour that’s often liked by very creative or eccentric types as well as being the favourite colour of adolescent girls. As I’m well beyond adolescence, and too young to be eccentric (well, too eccentric anyway), I’m going to adopt the creative label for myself.
So, without further ado, here is my P-U-R-P-L-E creation:
Using chain and a wire-wrapping technique I’ve attached floral and other assorted shaped beads to create a chunky style charm bracelet. The multiple shades of purple (amethyst, eggplant, indigo, lavender, violet, lilac, mauve, mulberry and plum) work together to create a piece of jewellery which, in my view is both uplifting and calming at the same time.
The bracelet is distinctly floral in design and features lucite violet flowers, as well as amethyst trumpet flowers, matte amethyst bell flowers and violet AB flowers in Czech glass. I’ve also included silver foil beads, cats eye beads, crystals, antique fire-polished beads and more…
Click the links below to visit the other P-U-R-P-L-E designs:
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
Dawn Doucette http://designsbydawnmarie.blogspot.com
Go to the Studio Sublime for the full list of participants in the One Crayon Colour Challenge.