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JLynn has been in the Art, Craft & Jewelry industry for over 30 years ~ promoting creativity through Education and Media. As a published designer, JLynn is known for her detailed, colorful Jewelry, unique Altered ART Wood Tiles, and Artwork. Online since 2004, a former eBay Power Seller, and currently on Artfire and Etsy. Family, Art, Nature and Kaleidoscopes are her biggest inspirations

Friday, November 30, 2012

Challenge of Color Blog Hop - JLynn Designs!

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Challenge of Color Blog Hop!
A special thank you to Erin and Brandi for the opportunity to have a little non-pressure fun with colors and creative inspiration :)
Each participant received two different color palettes (created by Brandi Hussey) - all of which are pictures from the Earth as Art Exhibit from the United States Geological Service taken from the Landsat 7 Satellite.  I had a lot of fun just looking at the photos - vibrant and full of texture which I tried to bring into my designs too.  The goal of course was to be inspired to create something...jewelry or accessory - anything that would capture the colors.  Since I loved both of mine - I stayed up LATE and created from both palettes!  Yes - for all of you that leave a comment, you'll be entered into a fun GIVE-AWAY and if you want to do a little shopping, check out our Etsy store header for the current 30% off coupon code :)
Here's my Palettes....and creations!

And the details...
The Bogda Mountains (located in China)

Featuring a beautiful Sari Pendant from Erin of Tesori Trovati Jewelry
 (our lovely host!).  I love Erin's creations...they are elegant and
have beautiful little touches that show how much love she puts
 into each and everyone of them.
Asymmetrical design with Vintaj Findings, Artisan Lampwork Beads,
Freshwater Pearls, Amesthyst Gemstones, and Swarovski Crystals
This lovely swirl beads is so much more beautiful in person...
with layers, details, colors and dimensional swirls - handtorched by
Dean of Bubby and McGurk Beads.
I love this one because with the 3-dimensional swirl...it gives
the appearance of a birdhouse when combined with the bead caps!

And the beautiful embossed bead caps come from
Metal Me This on Etsy!

Double Wire wrap loops create some gorgeous links and droplets

Introducing Palette #2 - The Dardzha Monster
Western Turkmenistan/Caspian Sea 

A tri-strand Bracelet design with Vintaj Brass findings, a selection of premium Czech Glass beads, Artisan Lampwork Beads, Artisan Ceramic Beads, Riverstone, and Swarovski Crystals

Yellow Ceramic Beads created by Nan of Spirited Earth, and the
Rust Flower Ceramic Bead comes from Potomac Beads

And that deep layered and very gorgeous blue swirl glass Boro Bead
was handtorched by Amanda of Seashore Glass
Well - I'm now sending you off to "HOP" and leave more lovely comments and browse all the terrific designs and color palettes!  I would love to take a day and be inspired by each Geographic photo!
Erin Prais-Hintz http://treasures-found.blogspot.com/2012/11/3rd-annual-challenge-of-color-reveal.html
Rebecca Anderson http://songbeads.blogspot.com
Kris Auderer http://strandedinthecity.wordpress.com
Chrizette Bayman http://beadsoupmix.blogspot.com
Lori Bowring Michaud http://artfullyornamental.blogspot.com
Courtney Breul http://beadsbybreul.blogspot.com/
Lynsey Brooks http://yellowunicorncreations.blogspot.co.uk
Stephanie Buss http://maxandlucie.blogspot.com
Iveth Caruso http://www.creativeatelier.net/
Shannon Chomanczuk http://www.formysweetdaughter.blogspot.com
Lisa Cone http://inspiredadornments.blogspot.com/
Cece Cormier http://thebeadingyogini.com
Lori Dorrington http://lorisglassworks.blogspot.com
Dawn Doucette http://designsbydawnmarie.blogspot.com
Jeannie Dukic http://site.jkdjewelry.com/blog/
Kim Dworak http://cianciblue.blogspot.com/
Beth Emery http://storiesbyindigoheart.blogspot.com
* YOU ARE HERE * Janice Everett http://JLynnJewels.blogspot.com

  Pam Farren http://www.re-maker.blogspot.com
Donetta Farrington http://simplygorgeous-donetta.blogspot.com
Gloria Ferrer http://judetaama.blogspot.com.es/
Cherrie Fick http://designsinthelight.co
Therese Frank http://www.theresestreasures59.blogspot.com
Patty Gasparino http://www.mylifeunderthebus.typepad.com
Tanya Goodwin http://pixiloo.blogspot.com/2012/11/3rd-annual-challenge-of-color.html
Ambra Gostoli http://chicandfrog.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/3rd-challenge-of-color
Jess Green http://tabbiekoshka.blogspot.co.uk/
Denielle Hagerman http://somebeadsandotherthings.com
Mary Harding www.maryhardingjewelrybeadblog.blogspot.com
Karla Hartzog http://www.karlakrafts.com
Kim Hora http://www.kimmykats.com
Brandi Hussey http://brandigirlblog.com
Emanda Johnson http://ArtemisiaStudio.blogspot.com
Jennifer Justman http://soulsfiredesigns.blogspot.com/
Sue Kennedy http://suebeads.blogspot.com
Ema Kilroy http://emakaye.blogspot.com
Lee Koopman http://Stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Linda Landig http://www.LindasBeadBlog.com
Kirsi Luostarinen http://kirsiluokorut.blogspot.com
Cynthia Machata http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com/
Alicia Marinache http://www.allprettythings.ca
Beth McCord http://www.ebbeadandmetalworks.blogspot.com
Mary K McGraw http://mkaymac.blogspot.com/
Karen Mitchell http://www.overthemoon-design.com
Cheri Mitchell-Reed http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com/
Aimee Moisa http://threecatsdancing.blogspot.com
Karla Morgan http://www.texaspepperjams.blogspot.com
Penny Neville http://copperpennydesigns.blogspot.com
Becky Pancake http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com
Kashmira Patel http://sadafulee.blogspot.com
Alice Peterson http://alice-dreaming.blogspot.com
Kayla Potega http://www.teejewelry.blogspot.com
Debbie Price http://greenshoot.blogspot.co.uk
Bobbie Rafferty http://beadsong.blogspot.com
Caron Reid http://caronmichelle.blogspot.com.au/
Nicole Rennell http://nicolerennell.com/blog
Cynthia Riggs http://cynthsblog.blogspot.com/2012/11/3rd-annual-challenge-of-color.html
Andrea Ross http://silvermapledesigns.blogspot.com/
Sally Russick http://thestudiosublime.com
Annie Scherz http://www.studioluma.ca
Pam Sears http://crazycreativecorner.blogspot.com/
Renetha Stanziano http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com
Sandra Stein http://sannipanni.wordpress.com
Kristen Stevens http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.com
Tracy Stillman http://www.tracystillmandesigns.com
Sherri Stokey http://www.knotjustmacrame.com/2012/11/challenge-of-color-reveal.html
Lola Survillo http://www.beadlolabead.blogspot.com
Kay Thomerson http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com
Jo Tinley http://daisychaindesignsjewellery.blogspot.com
Emma Todd http://www.apolymerpenchant.com
Cory Tompkins http://www.tealwaterdesigns.blogspot.com
Pam Traub http://www.klassyjoolz.blogspot.com
Melissa Trudinger http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Michelle Tucker http://michellescreativemusings.blogspot.com/
Shelley Graham Turner http://www.shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com
Monique Urquhart http://ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com/
Rachel Van-Walsk http://balancedcrafts.com/blog
Patti Vanderbloemen http://www.myaddictionshandcrafted.blogspot.com
Lesley Watt http://thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com
Lynn White http://lynnwhitejewelry.com/Lynn_White_Jewelry/Lynns_Jewelry_Blog/Lynns_Jewelry_Blog.html
Joan Williams http://www.lilrubyjewelry.com
Please let me know what you think by posting a comment (and you'll also be entered into our GIVE-AWAY).  Thanks for stopping by! ~JLynn


  1. Lynn love them BOTH but favorite is the bracelet. I love those cheerful colors all together. NICE job!

    1. Thank you Shelley! I had a lot of fun creating with that second color palette and it's definitely a bright and cheery one :)

  2. Wonderful use of the color palette on the necklace. My favorite.

    1. Thanks Mary :) - loved how the necklace came out too

  3. Love how you used Drin's pendant, such an appropriate choice! My favorite is that bracelet...such gorgeous colors!

    1. Erin's pendant is even more gorgeous in person - and the palette was a great inspiration for sure (thanks to Brandi and all of her hard work putting them together).

  4. Those are both beautiful! I love all the beads you chose in the bracelet .. and your necklace ..wow .. Erin's pendant is perfect for your palette. The bird is a wonderful touch as well.

    1. Thank you Tanya! Had a lot of fun going through my stash finding just the right ones for the bracelet :) and the bird is always inspirational for me...it's like setting your soul free :)

  5. Wow! I love both your pallettes and your beads are just perfect! I knew that was Erin's pendant before I even looked closely, LOL. That necklace is the perect setting for it! And a giveaway! What a great post!

  6. Weren't the Challenge of Color palettes just beautiful? I was so happy with the ones I got. You made such gorgeous pieces with yours! You did a fantastic job on this challenge!

  7. You did a great job in matching the palette colors in beautiful pieces. Love the bracelet so much, wow! Andrea

  8. I have to say that your palettes were two of my favorites - I just love the colors in them, and I think you did a fabulous job using them as inspiration! BOTH of your pieces are fantastic - I love all of the little details in the necklace, and the way the colors look in the bracelet. Excellent job, thanks for playing along!

    1. Brandi - you did such a fantastic job with these palettes - I have a feeling I'm going to be inspired to create more pieces from them - thanks so much for taking time out to do it! And thank you for the compliments too :)

  9. The bracelet is my favourite piece. I love multistrands jewellery!


  10. I love both pieces, but my favorite is the necklace because I LOVE the pendant!

    1. Thank you :) - the pendant is so much more prettier in person too - Erin's work is beautiful!

  11. Hiya! These are two beautifully made pieces by an extraordinary person. Janice..I thoroughly enjoy your work - you never cease to amaze me.
    Both pieces are beautiful, however, the tri strand bracelet really catches my eye. I love the blues and oranges with hits or red. Fantabulous!

  12. Great job Janice!
    I find the bracelet palette a truly "tricky" one, a bit out of my "comfort zone" - but not only did you use the colors brilliantly, you also give sth of the origin of the palette!
    I am going to see the rest of the entries later, when I have time.
    The first palette, I think must have been more comfortable to work with -and what a result! :-)
    Erin's work is truly amazing, isn't it?
    I find the little bits of color that pop out of the dark chain truly fantastic!!
    They don't smother the pendant but showcase it wonderfully...


    1. Well for last minute Nelly here (stayed up late Thursday night creating and taking preliminary photos lol) - then retaking Friday and updating the blog - I am pleased with how they both came out. The first color palette was definitely a comfort color set - but ironically - the one most feel was a "tricky" color palette was actually the one that fell together in record time :) - thanks so much for the compliments they mean a lot <3

  13. First of all bravo for using both palettes!
    The necklace is gorgeous, I'd be ecstatic to wear it, beautiful palette that must have been a joy to work with.
    But for me you deserve an even bigger bravo for the bracelet, such a hard palette, you pulled it off brilliantly!
    The turquoise and black, along with the warm colors, made it a truly challenging task.
    Beautiful results but I expected nothing less ;-)

    Joanna-Gloria, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

    1. Thank you Joanna! Both palettes were a lot of fun to work with :)

  14. wow gorgeous colors... love both pieces :)

  15. Janice, colorful and right on the color pallet. Great designs with wonderful art beads. I love Miss Erin's sari pendants and of course Dean and Amanda's beads. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks Cherrie :) - had a tremendous amount of fun raiding my bead stashes lol! Erin's pendants are gorgeous...and it's always nice to work with Dean's and Amanda's beads <3

  16. Hi Janice, I love both pieces!

  17. Absolutely gorgeous - these are 2 of my favorites from the hop so far. The palettes are great too. I might even be inspired to make something else using one of your palettes!

    1. Go for it! I know I've been inspired to create more with all these great color mixes! Thanks for the compliments too :)

  18. Wow Erin's focal is the perfect piece, and that necklace is gorgeous! I really like what you're calling a bird house ... when I saw it I thought it looked like a prayer wheel ... a bit Tibetan :)

    1. Thank you :) - I love the swirls...and I think interpretation is so multi-faceted - so it's fun to hear what others are seeing - thanks for sharing!

  19. How beautiful! I love all the little details and you color-matched that pendent perfectly!

    1. Thank you so much! I love working with multi-colors :)

  20. Thanks everyone for all your lovely compliments! I've made it through the round of 80 participants - but for those that did not have their creations up, let me know and I'll definitely make it a point to pop in again :). A special thank you to both Erin and Brandi for their lovely job in organizing this very inspirational, colorful and fun challenge!

  21. Wonderful wearable art and superb colour choices, Janice... I am thrilled to discover artisans new to me each time I participate in a blog hop. Definitely following you so I can come back and enjoy your talents again!

  22. Gorgeous pieces: perfect match to your palette and really nice texture on both. Wonderful designs!

  23. Wow - both pieces are amazing but I really love that bracelet!

  24. Amazing inspiration photos! The necklace has to be my fav!

  25. Both pieces are gorgeous - love the colour palettes and your interpretation, beautifully done!

  26. Janice, I LoVe your necklace and bracelet! The necklace has those great little pops of color throughout to highlight Erins beautiful focal piece. Charm bracelets are my favorite and yours is so full of movement and great colors and textures...awesome!

  27. Janice! Both designs are fantastic! The color of the beads and components really "pop" against the brass, really catch the eye! You definitely nailed the challenge! Gorgeous work as always!!!

  28. How perfect was Erin's pendant for the Bodga Mountain Palette. Really love the bright colors of the second palette and your design did it justice.

  29. Janice your pieces are both gorgeous. I love them both but I have to speak directly to the bracelet because I had that color palette too and I had a bit of trouble pulling the colors together the way I envisioned my design. Since I have spent time thinking on these colors I think I can safely say you DID GOOD! The bracelet is perfect and you interpreted the palette exactly as I had intened...lol. Nicely done.

  30. Oooh your pallets are lovely, and your pieces are wonderful!!

  31. Beautiful palettes, and gorgeous pieces! How fun that you were able to use one of the sari pendants -- such terrific colors!

  32. Wonderful jewelry. You matched you color palettes well and offered lots of texture too. Great job

  33. Miss Janice, I am so glad that you chose to play with me! I am humbled that you actually used my pendant! Such a nice surprise. The colors in your pieces are perfect matches. I am happy to know that you felt this was no pressure... the first rule is to have fun! Enjoy the day. Erin

  34. Oh Janice!!!!! I love them both so much! I think the necklace is my favorite though, so incredibly gorgeous! *happy sigh* I so love to see your creations, sweet friend <3

  35. Both of your designs are gorgeous! I really love the necklace and the pendant you used from Erin! I think you captured both color palettes perfectly!

  36. These both are truly A.MA.ZING!!! I love the mix of dark metal with bright colored beads and focals. You did both of your palettes justice.

  37. I love the first one with the greens and purples, my favorite colors! Love the "painting" too!

  38. Such pretty pieces for such beautiful color palettes. Lovely necklace and great bracelet!

  39. I'm so with you Janice, I could take a palette a day from this hop and be crating up a storm. Although - I may have to splurge on more printer ink! Anyways, I think you did a beautiful job, and oh how fitting that you had one of Erin's pendants to bring it all together

  40. Oh, so pretty! Your pieces are always gorgeous, and I love the way you brought in the colors of your palettes. Erin's pendant is perfect focal for that color palette...it's all just beautiful.

  41. Beautiful pieces that capture the essence of the images and palettes. Lovely work.

  42. Your design matched the color pallets absolutely. Very cute necklace.

  43. Janice, i love the palette you got to work with and the necklace is extra special.

  44. Both pieces are great. But I really like the necklace with Erin's focal for the Bogda Mountains. The colors in that piece just draw me in. Very nice.

  45. Erin's pendant goes beautifully with that palette, how wonderful! I love the necklace, my favourite of the 2 pieces you made, and the bracelet is gorgeous too!

  46. I love your use of vintaj elements, and beads that just "pop" with color! Very, very nice work!

  47. Both pieces are gorgeous! I love your use of texture and color. You've done a fabulous job representing both palettes.

  48. I just discovered your page a few days ago from another pager. What lovely pieces you create. I went through your etsy shop and there are many that I love. I plan on learning how to make jewelry pieces myself since I have collected some lovely handcrafted porcelain pieces and have some amazing vintage components. That's another adventure. Trying to figure what tools I need. Thank you for your wonderful page.

  49. Thank you Helaine - best of luck with your new adventures in jewelry making :)


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