Saturday, May 5, 2012

One Crayon Color Blog Hop: Green

Sally at the studio sublime is hosting a blog hop this weekend encouraging a group of us to create with monochromatic colors by choosing one color and designing in shades & tones within that single color.

I chose green.  Green has been my favorite color for as long as I can remember. Yes, that is me (right) in the 1970s. I've never wavered.  It's always been green.  And as I've gotten older it has spilled into my jewelry choices using stones like emeralds, jade, peridot, green amethyst and green chalcedony.

For this challenge, I focused on jade variations (rounds, diamonds and a jade pendant) with mutli-green seed beads. I used grosgrain sage-colored ribbon to tie the multi-length choker. The central seed bead pattern is a Russian spiral.  What fun! Crazy and eclectic, but came together in the end.

THE MEANING OF THE STONE: JADE  the stone of serenity, longevity and warmth
Energy: soothing color helps with healing
Amulet: worn to promote wisdom and long life
Egypt: ancient tailsman used to attract friendship
China: promotes 5 virtues of humanity (wisdom, compassion, justice, modesty & courage)
Zodiac: Pisces (open to new ideas and a lover of freedom: many artists, musicians are Pisces)
Chakra: heart (love, kindness & affection) compassionate and harmonious in relationships

Be sure to visit all the other bloggers and see what color they created with:

Hosted by:

Sally Russick


Bobbie Rafferty


Linda Landig
Renetha Stanziano
Tanya Goodwin
Amy Severino


Heather Powers


Rebecca Anderson
Hope Smitherman
Alicia Marinache
Charissa Sloper
Sandi Volpe


Jenny Davies Reazor
Cynthia Machata (You are Here)
Elizabeth Auld


Jennifer Judd Velasquez
Lori Anderson


Diana Ptaszynski
Janice Everett



Duni said...

That's a sweet photo of you in your green dress :)
The necklace is gorgeous! I love the jade pendant!!

Shel said...

What a gorgeous necklace and to actually see you wearing green as a child - how wonderful!! Beautiful design!

Shannon Chomanczuk said...

well now doesn't that look amazing on! Great work.


wow, how lovely -- strong and delicate and feminine, all at the same time.

Jean A. Wells said...

What a gorgeous necklace. It is gorgeous on and I love how it fits up around the neck. All those green shades, gorgeous. Green has always been my favorite color too - my first car was a 1972 Dodge Demon - green with white racing stripes and a black hood scoop. Sure wish I still had that car now.

AntiquityTravelers said...

Ha! what a great car that must have been! My first car was a 1970 Chevy Impala, grey. Big as a tank (think my parents wanted me safe)! Not nearly as pretty as your's I bet!

Therese's Treasures said...

I love your necklace it is gorgeous and looks beautiful around your lovely neck. Green is one of my favorite colors also.

AntiquityTravelers said...

oh aren't you sweet! that is my daughter's neck! if only that was still me :)

Pretty Things said...

This is an absolute WOW. I love multi-strand necklaces and have no skill for it. I like how you mixed textures and size of beads and cord. And how cute to show your picture from school!

Alice said...

A fabulous piece! I love the different strands and the wonderful colors. I'm smitten with that Russian Sprial, and the ribbon. A very elegant piece.

Patti Van said...

Beautiful! I always fall short on multi-strand necklaces! Love your stones - so much texture - gorgeous!

Sally Russick said...

Cynthia!! I want a turn at wearing your necklace, but than I may not give it back!! I am in love!! All those strands, ribbon and beautiful green hues, makes it's necklace absolutely fabulous!!! WOW!!!!

Thank you for participating in the crayon hop!!

Pixiloo said...

What a gorgeous necklace. I love multistrand necklaces and this one is just amazing. I love the addition of the beaded strand and the ribbon in the back is perfect!

Halinka said...

It was like that: First I had found Your Blog.Wrote Your address on the piece of paper.Then,went something wrong-Blogger told me'there's no such an address'.I gave up and thought-I'd find You someday.Now-I see-You're my Follower:-)
I think,I should believe in telepathy:-)
Thank You for the visit-I'm also happy to be here,to see Your beautiful green necklace-green has always been my favorite color.Your necklace is very unique-joins different styles,textures and creates the new harmony between the Vintage and Modern,with the romantic elements.
Warm Greetings from Sweden-Halinka-

Tracy said...

Love your necklace and the green's you've chosen in your design. And, love the 1970s photo of you in the green dress, I have one of me in a similiar but orange dress. Love a bit of nostalgia. x

Karen Williams said...

Deep forest green was my favorite color up through college. These days it seems that several colors are vying for favorite status with me, but green will always be my first love. :)

You combined all the various different elements, including your beautiful seed bead spiral, into a very effective design.

Marti C. said...

I LOVE it! Beautiful design!!!

kimmykats said...

I love the vintage style. The Russian sprial looks very interesting to a novice beader like me. I love your school picture...I was going to dig mine out but ran out of time.

Bobbie said...

Very pretty - and it looks fabulous when worn! Jade is such a versatile stone to work with, I can understand why you chose it. And your school photo is so cute!

Beth McLarnan said...

This is so elegant and fun, I love how you combined all the different materials to make a really lovely necklace. I think my favorite part is the pretty bow in the back. I want this one too!!

CraftyHope said...

Those layers you created in that ONE necklace are just SUPER! It somewhat reminds me of layers of bracelets. Yet, somehow more elegant. Very cool.

Heidi Post said...

Very pretty! I love the ribbon tying it together, and I'm glad you showed it being modeled -- it's quite attractive on. Great piece :)

Miss Val's Creations said...

This necklace is stunning! Green is such a great color with so many variations!!! I love your picture. :)

BeadedTail said...

Such a lovely necklace! What a great idea for a blog hop!

Katherine Gale said...

Looks very nice on with all the layers - have no idea how to get all those even so I don't try! Lovely shades of green!

Regina said...

That is one beautifull necklace, or should I say four in one necklace. It is a lovely design, lovely and feminine.

SueBeads said...

That's a stunning necklace! It goes so well with black - it really stands out!

Alicia said...

A very romantic piece - I love multi-strand jewelry, and your piece is gorgeous!

Maria said...

So very pretty! Great job!

Sandi Volpe said...

Love the layers and textures you created, beautiful!

Lola said...

Love the layered look and that gorgeous ribbon ... so pretty!

Elisabeth said...

What a great necklace - makes a statement but in a delicate way. And your school picture is precious!

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

I love your necklace, so beautiful and elegant! It is really stunning.

Jennifer said...

I love, love the multi strand look, without the tangling, and with the comfort of the ribbon in the back. Such a great combination!

Plami said...

aaahhhh you're so talented, dear!


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