Monday, 4 June 2012

Colour Inspiration

Yesterday I was doing a little blog hopping (something I haven't done as much of recently as I would like, time constraints....) and landed on Shannon's blog, For My Sweet Daughter. Shannon makes beautiful beaded and etched copper jewellery and is also a fellow member of the Allegory Gallery Design Team. She hosts a weekly challenge - Finally Friday - one I have seen before but never really had time to join in with (although it is an EXCELLENT challenge - colour based using design seeds palettes - well worth a peek if you are so inclined). This time however, her chosen palette for this coming Friday didn't just speak to me, it practically leapt out of the computer and shouted in my face! Very beautiful shouting, you understand. 
from Design Seeds
I immediately felt compelled to create something in this beautifully vibrant palette and pulled out one of my boxes of beads and began colour selecting (I'm not quite as good at this as Heidi but I still enjoy it!). 

And here it is....


I got a lovely fat order from TheaToo on Friday, and thought that the lighter bronze shades (compared with rich copper or even antique brass) worker really well with this sparkling palette. 


Can't you just see the colourful lei garlands, or imagine a traditional Hindi wedding with all of these saturated warm tones? I just adore colour and the emotional pull it has....


12 comments:

Lesley said...

A beautiful interpretation of the palette Rebecca and you are right the bronze works really well with the bright hues. Love it!

Lois Moon said...

Great balance of color! The piece is as lush and full of motion as the inspiration.

April Grinaway said...

Love this ~

Malin de Koning said...

Lovely design combining all those rich colors with the paler opal facetted glass beads like that. TheaToo makes very nice components indeed. I still haven't gotten around to buy something from her. I should! I really like how you often incorporate them in your pieces Rebecca.

May I ask were you got the semitransparent facetted rise beads? They are lovely. Especially the way you have used them here.

TesoriTrovati said...

Gorgeous! I love Design Seeds! They are filled with such inspiration and this bracelet is the perfect embodiment of that palette. I love your bracelets and I love your photography. Enjoy the day. Erin

SueBeads said...

It's beautiful and goes perfectly with the palatte!

Heidi Post said...

That bracelet is so amazing. I totally know why you were compelled to use that particular grouping of colors. The way you group all those little flowers together is classic Rebecca- I love the way it looks, and I can say firsthand I love the shaky/dangliness when wearing them! Thanks for the props! You did a great job matching the colors :)

Cilla said...

Beautiful and your photos are perfect too!

CraftyHope said...

What a wonderful interpretation of that palette! Your bracelet came out beautifully.

Love, Yesterdays said...

Wow! that is so pretty! Thank you for the inspiration, Girlie :}

MetalFimo2 said...

che bel bracciale e che colori brillanti , é stupendo passa da me www.metalfimo2.blogspot.com

Lori Anderson said...

SQUEAL! LOVE!

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