Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Farewell Magenta Coins

Since the beginning of this year’s destash challenge, I’ve been putting off using the last of my top-drilled magenta shell coins. I was hoping that some inspiration would strike for a totally new design, but I finally decided to go with what I know would work. The last success I had with these beads was a colorful collar - all I needed was a new palette.

I asked for a little feedback on Facebook, and one reader responded with a great palette idea for magenta - lime and coral. I was instantly intrigued, being a huge fan of lime green. Unfortunately, I didn’t have anything resembling coral, salmon, or even peach on hand. Rather than go with a fruity palette, I decided to turn down the brightness on the orange portion of the palette, and chose rootbeer brown instead.

Magenta and Lime Bead Palette

After counting out the shell coins, I realized I didn’t have quite enough to embellish an entire collar. This is just as well - too many pink circles could be a little overpowering. To space out the shells, I grabbed the remnants of a Czech teardrop strand in dark topaz - an excellent complement to both the rootbeer and lime.

I couldn’t be happier with how this necklace turned out. All three colors work so well together, and look very summery. I also don’t know how many more big successes I’ll have coming up in the challenge. I’m starting to scrape the bottom of the destash barrel, and very few great inspirations are forthcoming. A collector’s necklace is starting to look better and better!

Pink Lime Collar

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  1. I like this a lot! I've always loved lime green with rootbeer, but woud never have thought of the magenta. Thanks for expanding my horizons. :D

  2. Love this necklace, the colours and the use of the pink coin beads, I have often wondered how to use those.

  3. This is just awesome. This whole destash challenge is wonderful. I love seeing how you use leftovers! Are you this creative in the kitchen with those leftovers? HA! Love this necklace!

  4. I agree a great mix of summery colours.
    Thanks for sharing Siân

  5. Beautifully done! What a unique color combination.


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