Monday, April 4, 2011

Margie and Me: Hollywood Glamour and Giveaway Winner

First up are our challenge palettes for this month.
The first is one that I created using this photo of Grace Kelly.
I chose to use the entire photo as color inspiration, not just her dress.
So, you have this beautiful mix of this deep smoky gray with punches of garnet and magenta with a creamy backdrop.

To stick with the Hollywood theme I chose Margie's palette #99 which she calls appropriately, Marilyn.
This is a color palette inspired by one of the silkscreen printings made of Marilyn by Andy Warhol after her death.
The colors in Margie's palette are a little brighter, and Margie also includes the Delica #'s in her book, The Beader's Color Palette if you're a beadweaver and would like the colors.

Here are the guidelines:
1. Create a piece of jewelry inspired by one of the color palettes (or both!)
2. On April 18th, we'll have inspiration share. You can leave a link to an etsy find that's inspired by the color palette, or create a treasury, whatever you'd like.
3. On April 30th, I'll post my creations and you can stop by and post a link to yours!

Also, I chose a winner for my giveaway!
Thanks to everyone who entered and shared the giveaway.
The winner was #37, which is....
Penny from Earthly Jewels!

Penny, send me an e-mail with your snail mail address and I'll ship your bracelet out to you ASAP.
Thanks again to everyone who helped me celebrate 300 sales!
Have a great Monday and enjoy your week!


  1. I LOVE the Grace Kelly palette you created. Gorgeous! Congrats on 300 sales!

  2. I love the palette and I will be checking to see if I can play this time. Congrats to Penny she is sooooo lucky to have won this!!!!

  3. You know, I have this book by Margie, guess I should take a look at it! You find the most beautiful colorways!
    Congrat's to the winner!

  4. Wow! I'm thrilled!!!! Such a beautiful bracelet and I can't wait!!! Thank you so much Marcie...will send you an email :-)

    I also love the Grace Kelly inspiration photo! Can't wait to start creating!

  5. Oooh, I'm liking that Hollywood influence. Might have to actually TRY to be ready this time! haaaaaaaa

  6. Ohh what gorgeous palettes...hopefully I can take part this time as it has been a little while since I have created a Margie & Me piece.

    I love how you do the colour palettes now too and have noticed a few blogs doing them that way... do you use a particular site?


  7. Wonderful palettes! I especially like the first one, it is pure glamour! I think I have to do the challenge this month :)

    Congratulations to Penny!

  8. Grace! My most favorite classic beauty. Can you please figure out how to add more hours to the day so I can participate in this one?? ;)

  9. Superb picture of a superb woman and thus... a superb color combination. I really like this.