Monday, July 20, 2009

Project Runway Jewelry Challenge: Color!

This week's challenge was taken from Project Runway Canada, season 2 episode 3, where contestants were to use L'oreal's spring color pallet to inspire their garments. The challenge was interpreted as an opportunity to incorporate "Blazing Color" into our piece.

I perforated a piece of sterling silver sheet with many tiny holes, made an interesting bale to turn it into a pendant, and then sewed tiny colorful seed beads into the holes. The colors gradate from orange to pink with shads of red in between. There's something great about the texture that seed beads make when sewn snugly together that I've always loved, and I've wanted to use seed beads on metal like a cross stitch pattern for a while, so here it is!

Other participants:
Here's Lora's post, but pay special attention to her amazing enamel piece!


  1. Nina I just love it!
    It has the textile feel to it,
    I love that you incorporate your love of textiles in to your pieces.
    I still want to touch it.....

  2. I really like how you did the bail on this piece! It's great!

  3. This is gorgeous! And I love the idea of Project Runway Jewelry Challenge. How can I participate? I would love to take part in it.

  4. Thank you!
    ChicInfinity, anyone can join in! Lora's blog has the details.

  5. Very creative combo of metal and seed beads.