Playing along with La Bella Joya's April's Color Challenge gave me not one but two challenges. The first was to use Andy Warhol's depiction of Marilyn Monroe as my color palette. I chose cyan, scarlet, yellow, peach and hints of black, starting with a nicely-shaped glass bottle that once held tequila. It had a nice cyan shade. Then I embellished the neck of the bottle with beaded rings in the rest of the shades.
The second challenge colors were inspired by an elegant photo of Grace Kelly. The palette of pale blue, cream, pink and burgundy were very appealing to me. I chose to make a variation on one of my signature beaded ball beads, starting with pale blue and gilt-lined opal seed beads (which appear blue next to blue beads). I then trimmed the bead with matte AB cream Delicas, pink-lined 11s and garnet AB Czech 11s, and paired the bead with a custom-dyed burgundy ribbon which exactly matches my new hair color.