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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Hats Off Challenge





A huge Thank You to the funny lady herself, Bobbie of Beadsong Jewelry!  She is one of the biggest pleasures in my blogging life.  Her words make me laugh and her creations make me drool, often at the same time :-)

I was so excited about this hop, sketched out a few ideas, and zoned in on this hat for inspiration.



Here's what happened:



Clearly, I wasn't channeling sophistication with these earrings.  I shutter to think about what I WAS channeling.










So, after 2 days of struggling, I switched hats.

As you can see, after 3 hours of trying, I was not going anywhere with the pins I was striving to make:


I woke up the next day and these came into being:




I wonder what Vincent is thinking about that accessory on his hat?  

Thanks for being here.  
And another big THANK YOU to Bobbie for letting us do our thing with the inspiration she provided for us. 
Please go visit the other participants in this hop.  
Enjoy Derby Day, everyone! 

28 comments:

Sweet Freedom said...

I loved the drama and asymmetry in that black hat - and I saw potential in those black and white earrings!

The earrings you made for hat#2 are divine! Love the sparkle! ANd the bracelet is perfect - nice interpretation of the hat!

Sea of Dreams said...

Love what you created...the colors are perfect!

AntiquityTravelers said...

OOOOh Christine .. these are so fun! those colors are great together - who knew orange and pink would work together, but they do! I think Vincent would give it 2 thumbs up :O

Laney Izzybeads said...

Love the oranges, really zingy colours :)

Jean said...

I love your story you told and I LOVE your glamorous pieces! The colors are incredible and your designs are enchanting and beautiful. Thank you for sharing!
jean yates

Bobbie said...

Christine, your pieces are FABULOUS!! Who knew that those odd colors would be so grand together?!? The earrings are perfect, and the bracelet would be an elegant touch to wear the the wagering windows -- one should look stylish when betting on the ponies!

And what's Vincent thinking? Probably "Damn, I wish I could have worn one of those rocking hats instead of this broke down ol' straw thing..."

Thanks for being part of the challenge!

Charis Designs said...

Love the colors and the textures- so pretty!

Charis Designs said...

Love the colors and the textures- so pretty!

Liz E said...

Great post. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that switched hats. Both pieces came out wonderfully with lots of sizzle. Oh ya! I think Vincent would love them, he was a guy who appreciated color and often choose bold combinations. Gorgeous work!

Susan Bowie said...

I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED them all. :)

Susan Bowie said...

I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED them all. :)

Kepi said...

Your inspiration was fabulous, love the earrings and bracelet, they would really set that hat off. Fantastic designs.

Dini Bruinsma said...

I love what you created, it's so beautiful, those gorgeous earrings! And I'm sure Vincent would have ♥loved the colour combination.If you ever come to Holland you can bring the bracelet with you to the museum :-)

Dini Bruinsma said...

You find me @ http://angazabychanges.blogspot.nl
in stead of the facebook address in the list...

windrock studio said...

~ ahhh - mazing! ~

Therese's Treasures said...

It seems that you and I had the same problems going on until the light bulb went off! The earrings and the bracelet are gorgeous! I love pink, green, and orange together.
Therese

Jasvanti Patel said...

Very pretty

Kashmira said...

Haha, you're so funny :)

I used the same hat! Its lovely, isn't it, and I LOVE orange!

The bracelet turned out so pretty!

Nan Smith said...

Love what you designed and made. Those colours were definitely a challenge but you captured the feeling and style of that hat perfectly. Great work!

KJ said...

Bracelet turned out well.

Dry Gulch said...

I love what you did-the colors are perfect. Really enjoyed reading about your designing process, very cute! I think Vincent would approve...for sure!!!

Dolores Raml said...

Love your earrings but that bracelet really is gorgeous. Love those colors together.

Maryanne said...

I love what you did for the challenge! Those colors are my favorites for summer. I don't think the black and white earrings were so bad, either!

BackstoryBeads said...

You chose one of my favorite hats - light, feminine and oh-so-festive. And you translated those qualities so beautifully in your earrings. And that bracelet - love that you kept the green soft and let the pink and orange have their say!

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

Aaah cuteness!! I love the happy colours. Coincidentally, I just posted something on Audrey Hepburn, who was a big hat wearer :)

Christine Altmiller said...

Thanks so much Everyone! I really appreciate all the comments. Most of you were no-reply so I wanted to check back in here to thank you :-) Fun Hop~hope Bobbie does another one :-)

Lola said...

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again! I absolutely love the final pieces you created Christine, but could totally see the potential in those first two efforts! Orange is vying with purple these days for the title of my favorite color, and your earrings and bracelet are perfect examples as to why!

Miss Val's Creations said...

So much color in your designs. I love it! Van Gogh may be thinking his accessory is a little feminine, but inspiring! That black and white hat is amazing. Oh to have an occasion to wear such a stunner!