This time around, Miss Marsha is allowing her readers to just get creative with whatever inspires them. I didn't have a specific picture in mind, but it seems that I bought a lot of very blue toned beads at the Bead & Button show (I promise I will show you soon! There are sooooo many pictures of pretty beads!), so I thought I would put together a little palette inspired by my recent purchases. But I ended up making two completely different palettes and I need you to help me decide what to enter into the Round 2 challenge.
Choice #1: Rolling In The Deep
“The sea always filled her with longing, though for what she was never sure.”
~Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
For my first palette I chose some deep blues, some dark mysterious tones as well as some pops of lighter color with turquoise and lilac. I was picturing the rolling waves on the sea with this palette from the deep depths to the cool Caribbean to the frothy foam so I call this "Rolling In The Deep." I bought a lot of sparkly crystals and tiny teal seed pearls as well as a strand of the most amazing brilliant blue gemstones at the show. So the sea must be calling my name.
1. 201GunmetalMarshaNealStudio, 2. 207MermaidMarshaNealStudio, 3. 208MutedEmeraldMarshaNealStudio, 4. 41DDarkestNavyMarshaNealStudio, 5. 41NavyMarshaNealStudio, 6. 45PeacockMarshaNealStudio, 7. 212DenimBlueMarshaNealStudio, 8. 216DarkLilacMarshaNealStudio, 9. 218CremeMarshaNealStudio, 10. 46TurquoiseMarshaNealStudio, 11. 2mm Silks - Marsha Neal Studio, 12. White MNS SCPC Text Box 300 square
Choice #2: Garden Party I Do
Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage. ~Finnish Proverb
My friend Kelly is planning her outdoor wedding on August 11 (which also happens to be my birthday, so I will never forget her anniversary!). I told her that I wanted to make the jewelry for her to wear to this garden party fete. She sent me a picture of her dress, a very lovely shade of melon. Simple, tasteful, with a touch of flirty fun. Just like Kelly!
As I shopped the Bead & Button I kept coming back to these soft colors in so many different shapes, sizes and materials. From pearls to wood, from gemstones to watercolor painted acrylic flowers, I think I found the muse for this special piece of jewelry. I am delighted that I will be part of this special day.
1. 82WatermelonMarshaNealStudio, 2. 6CopperMarshaNealStudio, 3. 61RustMarshaNealStudio, 4. 65LightTanMarshaNealStudio, 5. 101LightGrayMarshaNealStudio, 6. 211FernGreenMarshaNealStudio, 7. 221PeachCobblerMarshaNealStudio, 8. 60FawnBrownMarshaNealStudio, 9. 86ChampaigneMarshaNealStudio, 10. 69EspressoMarshaNealStudio, 11. 2mm Silks - Marsha Neal Studio, 12. White MNS SCPC Text Box 300 square
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~There is still time for you to join the fun! If you want to play along, head on over to Marsha's post and read the instructions for how to create your own color palette mosaic with the cool Big Huge Labs mosaic maker. Good luck!
Which color palette do you think I should use for this challenge: Rolling In The Deep or Garden Party I Do?