When I saw the latest challenge being hosted by Sally Russick at The Studio Sublime I just had to hop on board (no pun intended). The rules - pick one color from the 8 color crayon box and make a monochromatic design. Well I love almost all of the colors in this crayon box but I chose purple as the one color to work with for this challenge.
Purple is the color of my garden right now. I have lilac, columbine and wild phlox all in various shades of purple.
I have two pieces to share with you today. The first is a freeform peyote cuff bracelet using various shades of purple seed beads, Swarovski crystal and Czech glass beads.
The second piece is a fringe bracelet inspired by a bracelet I saw in Beadwork magazine many years ago by Bindy Lambell. It uses various shades of purple flowers, Swarovski crystal, Czech glass bead and leaf beads. Even though the leaf beads look green in this photograph even they have a purplish tint to them.
This was a fun challenge. Many thanks to Sally Russick for hosting. Now hop on over to the other blogs to see what fun things they painted with their crayons.