We were delighted to see so many of our finished jewelry pieces find good homes this holiday season, but after the rush of Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s was over, we realized we were VERY low on necklaces & earrings! We needed to start replenishing our finished jewelry selection ASAP, so we turned to design-seeds.com once again for color palette inspiration, as well as Pinterest for its limitless number of jewelry design ideas. When you put them both together, the possibilities for jewelry creations are endless! The bottom four palettes from design-seeds.com were ones that we thought were not only really pretty, but had clever photos as their inspirations! We didn’t get the chance to make jewelry based on those color selections, but take a look at the fun pieces we DID create:
It’s that time of year again when the folks at Pantone really start promoting their Color of the Year in earnest. Those in the printing and high fashion industry have known about the Spring 2014 Pantone Fashion Color Report for a while, but most of us are getting to see these colors for the first time. Check ’em out!
Although the color Radiant Orchid (the official 2014 Color of the Year) looks a bit more lavender in the photo above, all other depictions of it show a cross between a deep raspberry and a slightly bluish purple:
It’s a gorgeous shade, and we’ve been seeing it a lot lately! Here are just a few lovely examples of how some talented jewelry artists used the vibrant hue in their jewelry designs, as well as some inspiring palettes by design-seeds.com that use the color. Enjoy!
Autumn is one of our favorite seasons. Not only is it the season for mulled cider, pumpkin pie, and colorful leaves, but it’s also the season for dressing in layers, which means more opportunities to play with colors, textures, and accessories!
It can be really easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to your daily wardrobe; we admit that we at Blue Door Beads have a tendency to gravitate toward variations on denim blue (we love our jeans!), gray, and black. But this season, we are forcing ourselves to branch out into the wonderful world of color!
Even if we’re not quite brave enough to wear the boldly-colored outfits pictured below, we found the color combinations to be really inspiring, as well as the perfect jumping-off-points for creating vibrant jewelry! We found some awesome jewelry pieces that we felt either complemented the outfits, or just took the color combo and ran with it. Enjoy!
“Autumn in a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus
We couldn’t agree more! Although we here at Blue Door Beads love many things about the fall season, including mulled cider, cool & crisp evenings (perfect for snuggly sweaters), and little kids in Halloween costumes, one of our favorite aspects of autumn is the explosion of color. Whether it’s an abundance apples in an orchard, or the amazing variety of vibrant leaves crunching beneath our feet, fall hues are everywhere, and we just can’t get enough!
We perused some of our favorite websites for color inspiration, and we chose a few of our favorite jewelry projects and color palettes to share. Enjoy!