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Monday, December 2, 2013

4th Challenge of Color Blog Hop - berries and cream
RGB: 209, 48, 168
Hex: D130A8
RGB: 232, 55, 58
Hex: E8373A
purple for payola
RGB: 63, 22, 86
Hex: 3F1656
couldnt get back
RGB: 33, 18, 51
Hex: 211233
Branco I
RGB: 254, 252, 255

This the color palette I came up with but I did mine backwards.  I chose the colors and then had to find out the names and they don't make any sense at all.

I recently got a destash item from Lisa Lodge of  A Gratedul Artist that she called Raspberries and Cream.  I decided that I would add the other berries into the color scheme.

The best laid plans of beaders can fail.  I had planned to use the color scheme above for my color challenge piece and when I was putting the piece together realized that I didn't have any strawberry color beads.  So slight change of plans.  I decided on cranberry instead of strawberry in my piece.  I now have to go and find a new color palette but not today.  I want to show you my piece.

I ended up with blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, and blackberries as my berries along with some cream.

What do you think?  I think I got kinda of close to my original color palette.

Here is the link to Erin's post for the list of other participants:

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Great use of those destash items! Lovely palette :)

  2. Hello Miss Carolyn! So glad that you could participate in the Challenge! I love it when the perfect beads just magically appear in my stash. These absolutely look like a string of berries! I love your palette as well. And there are really no rules in how to use them. I think it is very creative to come up with your own palettes! I hope you had fun. Thank you for playing along with me in the 4th Annual Challenge of Color. Enjoy the day! Erin

  3. Love your palette and what a pretty necklace

  4. Very nice and elegant jewellery set! When first seeing your palette, the white really stands out and I wondered how that would work out for you, but in your jewellery you managed to blend it in such a way that it looks much more balanced and harmonious than in the palette. Nicely done!

  5. You did get close, and it looks like such a fun challenge. And all berries are good berries! Your pieces look luscious!

  6. You can never go wrong with pearls. The palette matches your design perfectly. Your design can be worn dressed up or casual. Great job.

  7. This is a great palette for the holiday season! Love the berry hues!

  8. Berries and cream is such a great name and a beautiful palette. I love Linda's mixes as well and this one is so pretty! I love the colors together and the necklace is beautiful.

  9. This is so lovely - how cool that the design is around all these gorgeous berries, the pearls reflect this perfectly. Beautiful palette and design.

  10. Love a berry salad! Fresh!

  11. Hi Carolyn! Very pretty necklace, and I love the berry theme!

  12. I love it. It is berry beautiful! Enjoy your day, Ana