Saturday, February 4, 2012

Copper Component Blog Hop

Happy Saturday everyone!
I am participating in Kristi Bowman's Copper Component Blog Hop Challenge. I was so excited to be a part of this because I love the focals Kristi makes from copper clay.
When I received my Sea Urchin focal I held it up to my glass rods to see which colors I should make beads from to go with it.
The pink and green jumped out at me.
I just love the opalescence of this focal. It reminds me of some real shells from the ocean.

I made one pretty huge mistake.......can you see it?
I made my headpins on fine silver wire instead of copper. I am so accustomed to using silver and copper in my work and I always make my headpins on silver.
Hope it is not too obvious. I just may have to change those.

I made a variety of pink, green and clear beads to enhance the focal.
I also added a layer of copper chain to hang next to the row of glass beads.

I wanted the beads to be pretty and stand on their without taking away from the focal and compliment the focal at the same time.
Those beads had a lot of work to do!!

This was a fun challenge!

Please be sure to go and check out what the other participants made. They are listed below. You wont be disappointed! Have a great weekend!

Kimberly Sturrup http://bahamadawn.blogspot.com/ {you are here}
Lana Kinney (will share on Kristi’s blog)

20 comments:

Kristi Bowman said...

I love the pink and green combination, totally pulls from the color of the copper. Beautiful work Kimberly, I'm so glad you enjoyed it and appreciate you joining in on my Hop!

Cillaw said...

I agree with the pink accenting the color from the copper. Sweet bracelet.
Cilla

kristibasket said...

Love Love Love the pink!! It looks really good with the copper focal!! What a great choice and one I would have not thought of! Beautiful!

vintagebluestudio said...

What an unexpected color combination to accompany the copper piece. I love it!

Diana P.

Jean A. Wells said...

I love the pink and green too. I think pink is another one of those colors that goes so well with copper - pulls out the pinks in the color. What a beautiful bracelet!

Alice said...

What a lovely piece! I would not have though about using this color combination, but it really brings out the colors in the focal.

Lori Anderson said...

PURPLE! Well you know I have to like that!

Jennifer said...

Colors of spring!

Sally Russick said...

Beautiful!! I love how the color combination you chose accentuates the colors in Kristi's component! Love it!!

Melissa Cable said...

I like the silver headpins, they add a cool pop of contrast. The colors are perfect for that focal piece and I love the texture the chain adds. Great job!

Patti Van said...

I think the colors you chose were perfect! It's beautiful!

Shannon Chomanczuk said...

so pretty, my mind went right to blue but I love the green and pink combo. Great job!

Jennifer Cameron said...

I love that you held up the glass rods to match the focal. Great job! love it.

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

I never would of thought to use pink and green. The combo looks great, and really brings out the shimmer of the focal!

MoonRae said...

Very pretty!! Love your beads

CraftyHope said...

Very cool! I don't know if your copper piece just had more pinks and greens to it or if your beads make me see the pinks and greens better or what, but those beads work just perfectly with that copper! It's awesome how you were able to match those colors so exactly. I like the added chain too.

Linda said...

I would not have thought of these colors with the copper--but they are brilliant! I just love your bracelet!
Mixed metals are very "in" now, so I would worry about having used sterling head pins.

Cindy said...

Kim, your bracelet is beautiful! I see why you selected the colors of lampwork to bring out that shine in the patina on the focal...I was polishing mine up and almost rubbed it all off! :-( I like the clasp as well - and never even noticed the silver head pins. Beautiful work!

KayzKreationz said...

I love the colors. Makes it look very sweet and dainty. And I really like the silver with it. Seems to pull some silver shine out of the focal. Nice job.

Saywhat said...

This is beautiful! You are so talented!!

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