With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, everyone is thinking green, especially the deep and enchanting shades of emeralds. When I went in search of a great emerald green necklace for today’s collage, I couldn’t resist adding a little indigo blue, and some black. With hints of gold thrown in, suddenly a St. Patty’s palette became a peacock feather one.
The ‘emeralds’ in the beautiful fan necklace that I found are actually resin - an ideal material when you want colors and shapes to be just-so. To back up this elegance piece, I chose a beautiful little black dress, and a surprisingly pretty macramé top in deep blue.
It’s always tempting to go overboard with accessories, especially when working with such a great color as emerald green. I found so many pieces that I wanted to use, it was hard to pare things down to a few favorites. The turtle brooch with green enamel and brown crystals was impossible to resist!
This color palette is so inspiring, that I couldn’t stop with just one treasury of peacock picks.
And here are my favorite Polyvore sets featuring some of today’s fashion finds.
Do you like to use peacock feathers in your work? What do you like about them?
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