Thursday, December 3, 2009

Poster Sketch: Blue and Yellow

I’m a big fan of the beadwork of color expert Margie Deeb. Her use of color is always beautiful to behold, and could turn even the most un-crafty person into a life-long bead lover. Her tips and ideas for combining interesting colors are always inspiring. Through classes and her blog, she encourages beaders to use bold contrasts for maximum visual appeal. Some of my favorite challenges have been combining purple with yellow, and blue with orange.

In honor of these wonderful color adventures, this week’s Poster Sketch is filled with pieces that combine two color wheel opposites: blue and yellow. Each unique pair of shades and hues tells a different story. As beaders, we are so very lucky to have so many wonderful colors at our fingertips.

Etsy Picks: Blue and Yellow

Row 1:

Sea Flowers Bracelet - by FaerieKat
The Water Lily Necklace - from jewelsbyldesigns
Petite Yellow and Periwinkle Flower Earrings - by jFrancesDesign
Sea Salt Necklace - by Hopesart

Row 2:

Polymer Clay Heart Pendant - by Rolyzcreations
Blue Heart Charm Bracelet - by GreenHeathTreasures
Blue Damsel Earrings - by surfandsand
Gold Finches in the Sky - by LovelandShadeTree

Row 3:

Yellow Jade Pendant - by betsyryland
Butterflies in the Air - by AracneDesigns
Twisted Disc Candy Drop Earrings - from TheApple
Lapis Blue Goldstone and Orange Swirl Necklace - by DesignedByLynricia

Row 4:

Happy Yellow Daisy - from imaginarygirl
Denim Opal Howlite Bracelet - by martaky
Tessa Yellow and Blue Feather Earrings - by CottonCandyCupcake
Plume Earrings with Tooling Leather - by rondoudou

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  1. Hi!

    Very nice choice of blue and yellow.
    Thanks for choosing my necklace. :)

  2. I am so flattered that you selected my yellow jade pendant for your post.
    It is a really pretty collection that you have put together. Thanks for including me! Betsy Ryland

  3. Wow! It's pretty amazing to see all these wonderful pieces all together. Everyone came up with such different ways to put these fun, bright colors together.

    I'm honored that my earrings are included.

  4. Such wonderful combinations of these two colors, so many wonderful textures and materials, and so many wonderful artisans, too. The diversity is stunning, as are the pieces you have chosen. I am humbled to appear among such luminous creativity, and I thank you for choosing to include my bracelet. The faeries are giddy with delight!

  5. Snazzy combos! Thanks so much for including me.

  6. Just georgous, thanks so much for including our Bauble Bracelet, "Goldfinches in the Sky". You have a wonderful sense of color.

    So much great information I can't wait to check out all the links.

  7. Thanks everyone for stopping by to take a look - and for creating these lovely items to choose from!

  8. Exquisite colour combination and such a lovely display. It never ceases to amaze me just how generous some blog owners are when they promote other people, it's a lovely atmosphere.

    (At last I have worked out how to post here, it was a FireFox security issue, I have to use IE)


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