One Crayon Color Challenge

Welcome to Sally Russick's One Crayon Color Blog hop!!  I bet you can't guess what color I picked?! HAAA!
This was NOT a challenge for me. I love working with Green and when I saw the challenge announced on Sally's blog, I had a pretty good idea what beads I'd be using for my finished piece.

Mixing up the Artisan made beads, like I like to do, this necklace is a collaboration between me, Sarah of C Koop Beads,  Florence of Loupiac lampwork glass, Pam Wynn, polymer queen, Jean Christen, ceramicist extraordinaire, and Elaine Ray, queen of clay. I used matte glass seed beads, resin rounds, and lucite rounds all in fantastic green tones.

Thank you Sally for such a great blog hop, I hope there is another one of these soon! I am dreaming of
an orange necklace next!

Hosted by:

Sally Russick


Bobbie Rafferty


Linda Landig
Renetha Stanziano
Tanya Goodwin
Amy Severino


Heather Powers


Rebecca Anderson
Hope Smitherman
Alicia Marinache
Charissa Sloper
Sandi Volpe


Jenny Davies Reazor
Elizabeth Auld


Jennifer Judd Velasquez
Lori Anderson


Diana Ptaszynski
Janice Everett



  1. You picked green? No way! ;) This is a really great piece. Very springy and fun. I don't think I'd ever part with that many artbeads in one piece, whew!

  2. Love it! and love green and orange. did you see elaine has a new glaze - hubba hubba!

  3. Green is always cooolllll =)

  4. Wow - this is truly one of your best pieces!! So pleasing to the eye! I only wish I would have kept track of all the suppliers of my beads as you do because to give credit where credit is due is so nice of you. Very cool design!!

  5. Yes, yes, yes!! This is fantastic! You honour the beads you use by combining them into something truly special:) Jane

  6. Love the greens. The Pam Wynn beads are awesome. Great design as always. Would love to see what you would do with orange. I think orange is probably one of my hardest colors.

  7. Beautiful greens, but I like so many colors that I wouldn't know how to choose a color. Surprised to see how many others challenged themselves with orange, which I consider the most difficult color. I shall enjoy going through the list.

  8. My favourite colour so I'm loving this section of the hop...This is lovely - so vibrant and harmonious and beautifully balanced asymetry of course. Great work.

  9. Greens and turquoise never disappoint. This piece is cooling, comforting and vibrantly alive. Well strung!

  10. Lorelei, your design just exudes happiness! I love the leaf and everything else you added to compliment it! Just beautiful!

    Have a fantastic weekend! {Hugs!}

  11. Hi Lorelei,
    I love your piece it is gorgeous. Green is a favorite color of mine and one I use a lot it has so many beautiful shades.

  12. Anonymous5/05/2012

    Lovely, lovely! I love the mix of greens and the fab focal beads with the blue mixed in! Awesome, fresh piece.

  13. I love Pam Wynn's beads! Beautiful necklace. It's so funny, my green bead drawer is full to bursting, but I'm stuck on working with it.

  14. Gorgeous!! Totally you, and the beads all compliment the next. This is my favorite color combo at this time of year.

  15. I knew you would make a fabulous piece, and you didn't disappoint! I love each and every element in this piece. That Elaine Ray bead is just darling, as are the other artist beads. Love the resin and lucite beads too.

  16. Lorelei, I knew that you would come up with a absolute gorgeous, fresh design!! Beautiful necklace, wonderful beads, your creation makes me love my favorite color even more!!

    Thank you so much for participating in the crayon challenge, I'm already rolling around another hop idea!! Hope you can join in the next time around too!!

  17. Lorelei what a gorgeous piece and amazing how you brought all those beautiful beads together into a necklace that just flows from one to the next. amazing

  18. I have no words. I just love it. As the others said, I knew you would do something amazing, but this just exceeds anything I would have imagined.

  19. Wow, that's a virtuoso-level piece indeed! Great design with beautiful beads.

  20. your bracelet sends waves of coolness and freshness... such a refreshing piece! great job!

  21. You always do such a great job of using artisan beads to create something special -- this is no exception. The leaf focal is a great springtime touch!

  22. I have to say that had I participated, green would have been my choice too. I live for green :) Your piece turned out great!

  23. You've done a wonderful job showcasing green...I love your choice of art beads and your necklace design.

  24. Very pretty! Lovely selections. And I had to smile at the illustrated background of the elephant - it really worked, blending into the bright jungle foliage. Is that an illustration from Kipling's Just so Stories?

  25. Green is a color I tend to pick a lot. Love all the different artist beads you created favorite are those made by Pam. All that talent in one piece! WOW!

  26. Great job Lorelei, I always admire your work. I like green a lot but my husband didn't so I didn't wear it much. He passed away last fall so now my green beads & clothing are expanding fast.

  27. Like almost all your jewelry, this necklace just f.l.o.w.s. perfectly together. Amazing work as always!

    1. Have to comment here again..
      do not know what is wrong with my computer or what..?

      Gorgeous shades of greens in a lovely design and selection of art beads
      Thank You again for helping me find those art beads some years ago :)

  28. Fabulous elements, colors and collaboration. Green is so refreshing :)
    -Eva Maria

  29. Beautiful colors, gorgeous beads and as always love your design! Well done.

  30. Lovely piece - that clasp is really something :) Your design is gorgeous, I love the mix of so many different types of beads.

  31. You have such a great gift for uniting and blending unique designer components! Beautiful!

  32. Lovely, vibrant necklace. Love the C Koop toggle clasp and the way it adds so much energy to your piece along with the other art beads. Spring has arrived!!

  33. You did such a great job of using a group of really beautiful components and your necklace is really stunning, I love it!

  34. I like all the different shapes and layers in this design. And yes, I'm still hopping. Pathetic, huh? hop, hop....I'm off to hop some more.

  35. I like all the clay you used! As a clay person myself, and all. Lovely colors, and I quite like the double strand balancing out the details.


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