Sunday, December 21, 2008

Rethinking Color

When I first staring making beaded jewelry I always used dark colors- black, navy, charcoal. I had lots of friendly advice about my color choices, mostly telling me to use bright colors instead of the dark tones I was drawn to. Not everyone likes dark colors I was told. So, I bought LOTS of bright colored beads and started making bright colored jewelry. And now, most of the compliments and requests I get are for the darker tones I originally used. I am rethinking the colors I will use in the future. I see dark tones with a splash of brightly colored accents in my future (since I still have LOTS of bright colored beads). I just re-listed some Jagged Circle Earrings in my original color combination- charcoal, bronze, and steel.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Present to myself

I really hate to tear apart anything -even if it isn't turning out like I imagined. This necklace started out to be a freeform cuff but I thought it was too stiff and kind of lumpy looking. So, I tossed the unfinished piece aside and moved on to other projects. I found it while I was straightening up my craft table and decided to try to make a necklace out of it. I really like the way it turned out so I treated myself and kept it. It's navy, grey, and purple and looks great with a denim dress I have. In the winter I usually wear a burgandy cardigan with the dress so the necklace still works.