August 3, 2013

Summer Color Inspiration Challenge

Sharyl McMillian-Nelson had a great idea for a Summer Challenge: provide floral photos bursting with color to inspire the participants! 

I chose palette #3:

#3:   periwinkle, berry, yellow, green

Here is my creation: A pair of earrings using awesome floral metal components by none other than Sharyl herself!  Periwinkle flower links with yellow centers.  The lime green opaque frosted Czech glass and the silver plated pewter frogs just "felt right" for these earrings!

Thanks to Sharyl for this fun challenge.  Check out her lovely Artfire store: Sharyl's Jewelry
 She is having a nifty 15% off sale this weekend (August 3-4, 2013) - use code FLOWERS15 for the discount!

Have a look at the fabulous jewelry made by the challenge participants: 

Sharyl McMillian-Nelson     Sharyl’s Jewelry    (Host)

Kashmira Patel   .....    Sadafulee...always in bloom! 
Lisa Lodge ....   A Grateful Artist 
Tanty Sri Hartanti   ....   TJewellicious by Tanti      

Kathy Lindemer ....  Bay Moon Design    

Laren Dee Barton ... Laren Dee Designs      

Melissa Trudinger  ... Beadrecipes 


  1. Very pretty and delicate earrings ,I love your color selection and the frog .

  2. So sweet, Lisa... those lime beads are a great accent to the pretty flowers and cute frogs!

  3. Dear Lisa,
    These earrings are cute, playful and just plain adorable!!! I love them, can you tell?? LOL I would love to wear these. Love the softness in the opaque yellow beads and that they pull the centers from the purple flowers. They would be pretty if you stopped there, but the frogs just make these "hop"!!

    Love, Laren

  4. cute..! the periwinkle flower link is so pretty... :)

  5. Those are just darling! I love the frog charms and Sharyl's components are always wonderful.

  6. Anonymous8/04/2013

    Lisa, these earrings are so cute! I love the whimsical frogs, they really are a sweet touch!

  7. Your earrings are darling!

  8. Lisa, although my message is appearing here late, we've spoken, and so hopefully you know how touched I was that you used my components in your earrings! I really love everything about these earrings--the frogs, the color combinations and beads you selected, and the overall design!

    The earrings are brilliant and fun! I always feel honored to see my components used by designers, and this time it seems extra-special! Thank you so much for your ongoing support and for participating in this event! ~Sharyl

  9. Soooooooooooooo sooooooooooo cuute!!!!!