Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Bracelet a Week: Nile Orange

Orange and Green Hieroglyph Bracelet

This week I was in the mood for a little color challenge. I’ve been eager to try out new palettes for the orange hieroglyph beads I purchased in August. The color is so intense, it’s hard to find just the right complements and contrasts for it.

I recently picked up some new turquoise blue druks, and turquoise green seed beads, which I thought would provide a nice background for one of these curious orange beads. As I went through my bead stash, building the palette, I collected all kinds of blues and greens. The different shades together have a sort of aquatic, boggy feel to them - like papyrus reeds along a river bank.

With so many different colors and shapes, I decided to keep things simple and use them in a three strand bracelet, with the hieroglyph bead front and center. I love the way the orange works with the hints of turquoise, and the darker emerald and cobalt beads really highlight the metallic green hieroglyphs.

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  1. I love this and how the greens & blues set off that gorgeous focal. Beautiful!

  2. Wow! That is such a beautiful bracelet, Morti! Love the orange and green together! Always enjoy your posts :)

  3. Gorgeous! I love how you used the longer beads in this piece.


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