Friday, June 11, 2010

Poster Sketch: Sweet and Sour Ring

Sour Apple Sweet Violet Ring by The Sage's Cupboard
Ring # 11 - Sour Apple Sweet Violet

It occurred to me recently that I don’t use purple often enough. It’s such a wonderful color, found in flowers and foods and summer sunsets. I’ve become determined to add a little more purple to my repertoire, even though I only have a handful of purple beads to work with.

My first attempt at using purple turned out a little on the green side. I started with one of my favorite shades of color-lined seed beads - wisteria. Then I started mixing up a palette, and ended up making a little patch of violets on a bright green background. I wouldn’t exactly say that this is a purple ring, but it does have a hint of it!

I like the energetic combination of wisteria and chartreuse so much, that it inspired today’s Poster Sketch/Treasury collection. To learn more about the artists behind these designs, visit Sweet and Sour.

Etsy Picks: Sweet and Sour



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14 comments:

  1. Mortira,

    Your ring is absolutely beautiful, I love the little violets!
    Thanks for including my ring in your outstanding treasury collection. Great colour combo!

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  2. What a wonderful collection! Thank you so much for including our Snow Apple collar. :)

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  3. I had to smile at your determination to add more purple to your beading repertoire... I am pretty much your polar opposite. The only thing holding my bead collection back from containing twice the purple it does is that so many of the purples I love seem to be dyed, and I've had far too many projects fade away to buy more dyed beads at the moment. The color *I* am trying to work more with is yellow! I hardly ever buy it, and of course bead with it even less often. For a while now I've been making myself buy yellow beads every time I see a color that attracts me, and slowly working it into more pieces...

    Yellow still scares me! but I'm getting there. :)

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  4. Yellow is a tough one, too! It's one of those colors that has a hard time looking grown-up. I try to stick to transparent beads when buying yellow - they look the least like crayons.

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  5. I like all the items from this collection! Thank you so much for including my painting!

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  6. I like all the items from this collection! Thank you so much for including my painting!

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  7. As usual, beautiful picks!! Thank you for including my ring:D

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  8. gorgeous colours - so fresh & delightful - the ring is beautiful. thank you for including my lavender soap :-)

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  9. Wow! Some great pieces and lovely colors. Purple is one of my favs.

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  10. Very cute ring! I admire your goal of a ring a week - I'm trying get more rings in my shop too :)

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  11. I have always loved purple and chartreuse green together, great colors! Thanks for including my button up cuff.

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  12. Thank you so much for stopping by to see the collection - and the inspiration!

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