Saturday, August 27, 2011

Lorelei's Shadow Box Challenge Blog Hop Reveal Day

Well, thats a mouthfull!  Lorelei had a great giveaway awhile ago, and picked 23 lucky people to create something with a C-koop Shadow box that she sent us.  Then, we'd have a blog hop to see what everyone made.  Today is that day!  Aren't those boxes just great?  Her enamel work, though the colors are bright, is very organic, and I just love it.

I got a little orance square box with one hole at the top.  Now, I don't do much pendant style stuff, and I was really hoping to NOT get orange....my brain just doesn't design in bright colors.  But the box and the enamel is so awesome, that I fell in love with my little box anyway.  Turns out, I can do bright, and still keep it rustic too.  I think that is what I am so drawn to in these sort of challenges, is that, it makes me go outside of my comfort zone, and problem solve.  I get to take something that baffles me, and figure out how to make it mine.

This is what I figured...............
 I played with beads for a month, at one time, this necklace was so chunky and gigantic, it was just crazy!  Its funny it ended up be so simple!  I used some of my new Loopty Loops in a verdigris patina as the center.  In the box, it had to be something round, to make that box less sharp, so a turquoise donut with some brownish / orange coloring went into it.  Then I found that GREAT orange crackle agate bead from my bead soup mix LAST time around.  I just loved it, and when I got it, I was afraid I'd never get to use it because its so bright for me.  YAY!  It found a home!


It hangs nice, it jingles when I move around...............I just love it. 
Now hop on over to the other blogs to see what they made with them.  I know I am, just as soon as I have some coffee!

1.Lucid Moon Studio

2. Ann Rishell
3. Malin de Koning
4. Gray Girl Studios
5. Maria Grimes
6. Beads of Busy Gals- Elizabeth
7. The Silly Pearl
8. Shay Stone- Shays creative journey
9. LissC
10. the Beading Yogini
11. Grubbi
12. Jenny Davies- Reazor
13. Beth of Elizabeth Williams
14. Artybecca
15. Stefanies Sammelsurium
16. KreativeKsapylet
17. Shirley- Beads & Bread
18. Hilary Frye- FryeStyle
19. Heather Wynn Millican
20. Staci Louise Originals (you are here)
21. Suzette- Ellie's Bijoux
22. Marina - Fanciful Devices
23. Andrew Thornton

So have fun- and make sure to say hi to them if you visit!  AND if you are anywhere in the path of Hurricane Irene- be safe, heed warnings, and snuggle in!

27 comments:

  1. HI Staci!! I am so glad you embraced the orange color because you did a wonderful job- I love the mix of orange and teal- that is so pretty! You worked it! It's so modern and hip- I bet you'll get lots of compliments when you wear it. Thank you so much for playing along with us! Feel free to add your pics to the Flickr group I created for the participants: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1740275@N20/pool/

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  2. That is cool, stylish and hip!

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  3. Staci I love how you included so many great textures and colors. What a great piece!

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  4. Your design is so fun and the orange was destined for you! Great work!

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  5. thanks guys! Everyone's is so different, I love this hop!
    Alice- texture and variety is my game;-)

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  6. I am always inspired by how easily you make asymmetrical pieces. Beautiful.

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  7. LOVE the color combo, great job!

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  8. Thanks Shan. Unfortunately- I find it easy to do asymmetrical because its how my brain works. Its wonky.

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  9. I love it too! The orange and blue is a great color combination.

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  10. Besides the great combination of color, I really like how the curves just keep my eye going from element to element in this necklace. It is nothing like what I make, and that is what I love about it. Just a beautiful design!

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  11. REALLY like those colors together!!!!!!

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  12. I for one - really like your composition. The geometric shapes have a nice repetition/flow. You seem to have found the perfect orange solution. I agree - the challenge of stepping out of ones chosen space is a great creative spark. I love a design challenge!

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  13. that is really gorgeous! I love the colors and the different shapes and textures...really cool.

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  14. You made an excellent creation with that bright orange! I love how you incorporated the crab fire agate bead along with it and the orange and teal are just gorgeous. Very well done!!

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  15. I love orange and turquoise together - they way you pulled it together is just awesome!

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  16. very nice! I love seeing what everyone came up with.

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  17. I really love this - and I usually don't like orange! I love the mix of colours, and the way that although everything is different it all works wonderfully together.

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  18. I like the sculptural components in this necklace. Very fun to wear. (Don't ever be afraid to go big!)

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  19. I totally agree on how challenges get you out of your comfort zone in the best way. (thus the name 'challenge' i guess, hu?) this is so so gorgeous!!! turquoise w/orange, circles w/squares. perfectly off-balance. simple but like another comment said, the lines totally keep your eye swirling all over it. really hit the nail on the head w/this one.

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  20. I love it! It's something I would def. wear. Very cool!

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  21. Lovely. Very elegant! Love how chic this piece is. You've done a great job! Love the greens and oranges together!

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  22. I find your design very exciting. Squares and circles. Orange and turqoise. You have managed to combine it all into a very interesting and pretty necklace. I really like it! Funny also that it was overcrowded at one point, know the feeling totally. :-)

    So, "Loopty Loops", are they something you make yourself, or ...?

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  23. I love the color combo! A very cool, wearable design! Great job!!

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  24. Orange is a hard color to work with. But you made it work. I love how all the different shapes put the necklace together.

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  25. You paired the perfect combination of beads and colors with the orange box! I'm curious about the loopty loops as well...love how you used them!

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  26. These colors are great! Don't ya just love it when you get something new that goes perfectly with that bead that's been hanging around without a home? Great combo. Love the stick pearl and also the clasp on the side.

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