Saturday, July 20, 2013

Summer of Color Week 6

Sage and sepia are the color pairing this week, which is the final week of the Summer of Color.  


Instead of making a scrapbook layout, I did something completely different this time and made a necklace.


The seed beads in the necklace are glass, and the other beads are a mix of wood, glass, metal, and plastic, arranged semi-randomly.


I used many different beads from my collection, and it would be impossible to list all the sources; sadly, some of the bead shops that I used to frequent have closed.  However, the seed beads are the "Woodland" mix from Glass Garden Beads, a Minnesota bead shop that is alive and well.

Thanks for stopping by my blog to check out this post.  I have loved participating in the Summer of Color--it is my favorite blogosphere find of the year!  I'll close this post by reviewing the six Summer of Color projects that I created this year.

















week 6 (this week)--sage green & sepia

As you see from the photo above, I still have enough of the "Woodland" seed beads left to make a bracelet to match my necklace.  I guess we all know what my next beading project will be.  :)  But first, I want to do some more scrapbooking this weekend.  I hope that your weekend, whatever it holds for you, will be a great one!


 

23 comments:

Valerie said...

I love your take on this weeks color scheme 'sage & sepia': nice necklace!

Kristin said...

xo
SO happy to hear that - and to see your gorgeous layouts - and necklace! - together on one page. Wonderful work, thank you for playing, xoxo

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Denise! I love how you posted all six of your projects from the SOC! I really like your necklace! So beautiful! And the photo of you wearing it is especially wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with all of us these past 6 weeks!

Юлия Бар said...

Очень здорово:))) И бусы ;))))

scrappyjacky said...

You've made some wonderful pages for the challenges...and I love the necklace....a bracelet would be the perfect addition.

Helen Tilbury said...

Beautiful necklace! Lovely pages too - I must check out this site...

lydiapuenteharris said...

I love your layouts over the weeks and this necklace is really fantastic. I like how the colors work together in the glass beads. :)

missy k said...

It was so lovely to see all your SOC projects together...

I especially love your beautiful necklace ... it is so pretty.

Thank you for visiting :)

Karen x

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

How cool is your handmade necklace, Denise! Loved each one of your pages and the color combos :) Can't wait to see your bracelet.

Lean de Ruiter said...

Beautiful necklace lovely photo of you to!
byebye,Lean

Bente Fagerberg said...

This looks so pretty!
I agree it's great to be able to play at different hobbies. I have made many a necklace in my time,... :-) But now I run a small fashion jewellery business instead. We buy all the items though and don't make them ourselves.

Natasha said...

Gorgeous use of the colours this week, very simple and elegant. I loved seeing all your spreads together. Stunning work. :)

Denise van Deventer said...

Super necklace Denise! I love making jewelery, but rarely find time these days! The colouring here is just fabulous, love these earthy colours!

Lynette said...

I love your necklace. Great pages that you have done with the color challenges.

Patricia Roebuck said...

It is fun to do something else sometimes. This is just beautiful! Really nice. And love those LOs! Beautiful colors!

Wendy AppleApricot said...

ohhh I love beads!! A girl can't have enough of them :)
Wonderful layouts! Nice to see them all together now. xo

Angi Barrs said...

You are so creative. Your necklace is gorgeous.

Kelly_Deal said...

Gorgeous jewelry! Love your layouts too!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you for the review of your wonderful layouts and for being the perfect model for your pretty beads, Denise! Just the name "Summer of Color" is inspiring, isn't it?!

Carol L said...

Your necklace is beautiful and you model it quite well too :)

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Great pages, Denise! And I love that youade a necklace. It is so pretty!!

Denise said...

It was a pleasure to read and gaze at this post.Seeing all Your SOC pages and then,Your Grand Finally-The beautiful necklace,it was a delight.Hugs to You-Denise

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

A necklace is such a creative take on this color challenge, Denise. It's beautiful!