And then, in typical me fashion, I promptly forgot about it.
Until this arrived in the mail:
And had me going "What the heck? who on earth would mail me a paint chip palette?" Then I turned it over, saw Erin's name and it all came rushing back so I had to race to her blog to check on the deadline.
On the positive side - I hadn't missed it (whew!)
On the negative side - it was set for just a couple of days away from another major deadline that I was working towards.
And then that sneaky voice in the back of my head (the one I don't usually admit to in public) said "y'know, you COULD make one item that satisifies BOTH of the project guidelines."
But I argued myself out of that on the basis of it maybe being kind of a sneaky thing to do (which is why it was suggested by that sneaky voice - see how these things work?)
And then I immersed myself in the other project, and the holidays happened, and the paint chip got lost for a week in my kitchen clutter, and the kid had ginormous amounts of really annoying math homework and that whole sneaky idea? Started to seem like GENIUS!
Except I still couldn't find the paint chip so I had to go for it from memory and this is the result:
I used a textured novelty yarn, size 5 DMC Perle Cotton, seed beads, Swarovski pearls and patinated brass chain from Patina Queen to create this necklace
The focal is a ceramic "petroglyph" style pendant from Star Spirit Studio on Etsy.
It was only days after I finished the piece that I found the color palette and held my breath as I put them next to each other to see how it all turned out:
Thank goodness that one of my few ACTUAL talents is the ability to exactly match colors - even from memory. If you show me a particular bead, I can walk into a bead store and pull every single other bead that exactly matches it.
Can't do anything contrasting or complementary to save my life, but if you want matchy-matchy monotone...I'm your girl!
And also? Thank goodness for multi-tonal novelty yarn. Both the "Porch Swing" and Dusty Spruce" colors were captured in the same yarn.
So I did.
Enjoy the rest of the blog hop! A complete list of participants can be found on Erin's blog.