Friday, August 23, 2013

Welcome to the Color Challenge

Goodies I received for Color Challenge from Lisa Lodge
I am thrilled to have participated in Lisa Lodge's Color Challenge.  I couldn't have picked prettier beads if I had done it myself.  Lisa sent me lots of gorgeous beads in all shades of purple which is one of my favorite colors to design with.

Lavender Necklace  by Bay Moon Design available at my Etsy store
My first necklace features a lavender and white rectangular focal by the ceramic artist Blueberribeads. I designed a 3 strand necklace which includes faux pearls, swarovski crystals, and seed beads. The necklace has a variety of lavender colors, grays, whites. An antique pewter seahorse clasp completes the necklace.
Lotus Earrings in purple by Bay Moon Design
Two beads from the stash were perfect for the polymer clay lotus beads that I had.  These are perfect lotus flower earrings for someone who loves the lotus flower,  yoga,  or the color purple. The lavender lotus is suspended from a lovely purple bead and gold earwires. The gold earwires bring out the gold color that outlines the lotus.

Purple and Gold Necklace that features Sharyl's focal
I saved the beautiful focal from Sharyl's Jewelry for last.  I love using her components in my jewelry.
  This focal is 1 inches high x 3/4 inches across.  This brass focal has been cut, sanded, and embossed. The design reminds me of a bird in flight. Patina colors and glaze were blended to create this lilac shade. I suspended Sharyl's focal from purple artisan lampwork.  The purple lampwork is surrounded by 2 lovely pieces of citrine. There are lots of gold and purple beads along with deep purple crystal. A silk fairy ribbon and simple gold metal clasp are added to provide closure.

Would you believe I still have lots of beads left!  Some are going into earrings to match the necklaces.

Thank you Lisa for organizing this blog hop!

Please visit our hostess Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist and all of the participants:
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Monique Urquhart, A Half-Baked Notion
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool
Charlene Bausinger Jacka, Clay Space
Renetha Williams Stanziano, Lamplight Crafts
Leah Mifflin Tees, My Beady Little Eyes
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design 
Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry
Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life
Julie Lockhart, Copar Aingeal
Dolores Rami, CraftyD's Creations
Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
Mowse Doyle, Mowse Made This
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Andrea Glick-Zenith, ZenithJade Creations


  1. Love all these designs, Kathy... I love purple, too, and you have really brought out all the subtle shades!

  2. I love your designs. Hope we get to see the earrings you make with the leftover beads :)

  3. Awesome job, Kathy! The lavender necklace is a definite stand out! Sharyl's pendant looks great as well, paired up with that plethora of pretty purples. Thanks for being in the hop!

  4. Nicely layered necklace! I love the pearls between the seed bead strands.

  5. Love how you did the multiple strands on the bracelet. Very cool!

  6. Love your colors and design choices!

  7. I just love the last necklace. Suspending the focal from a lampwork bead is such a neat touch.

  8. Absolutely beautiful pieces Kathy! That first necklace would be perfect for a bride. I love everything you created! :)

  9. Purple is my most fav color! I love the earrings! Great job! Thanks!

  10. Very pretty- the colors are beautiful and you've used them so well! The purple and gold necklace is really lovely! Christie

  11. Each piece is so creative and so lovely! I'm completely humbled and honored to see my metal bird component make an appearance in such an elegant necklace! It gives me goosebumps! :-) So glad I got to see this!

    Hope you won't mind if I add to my Pinterest board and link back to here? Many thanks and best wishes, Kathy!

  12. Gorgeous pieces!!! I'm normally not a fan of purple but these pieces, especially that first necklace, might make me change my mind.

  13. Kathy ~ you have an incredible eye for composition and design. I would be so flattered to receive a comment like the one Sharyl left regarding your usage of her component . . . WOW! Do you have an online shop that I could view some of your other work? Very, very impressive!

    1. Hi Chris-Thank you for your compliment. I do have an Etsy shop at


  14. Oh wow! The first necklace is stunning! Gorgeous! As are the other creations you came up with. I am very impressed! Well done!

  15. Love the multiple strands of the first necklace but all of your pieces are really great.

  16. Kathy, all your designs are lovely - purple is one of my favourite colours too, and you gave it such a feminine, elegant style.

  17. Kathy, I think this is the most beautiful jewelry you've ever made! Everything is sensational -- detailed, beautiful, patterned, thoughtful, and sooo pretty!

    love & happy hopping,