Monday, September 3, 2012

Wear It Twice: Back to School

Happy Labour Day, beaders! For some of us, it’s just another day off, but for many, it’s a day for double and triple checking supply lists, planning lunches, and getting back into a routine. For me, the words “back to school” always bring to mind the look and fragrance of a fresh box of crayons, and the excitement of a new outfit or two.

Today’s fashion collage is a mixture of inspirations: back to school clothes and the colors of fall candy apples. Between county fairs and Hallowe’en, these treats are everywhere. Whether you like cinnamon or caramel, these tastes and colors are a once a year delight!

Candy Apple

For this collage, I used a palette of cream and brown, with just the right amount of lipstick red. Bold red lips are making a comeback, and what better time to show them off than during the months when the weather is starting to cool off? I wanted just a hint of apple green to avoid any Christmas vibes, so I went with a beautiful, glossy statement necklace. I like the hint of blue as well, but all green would be even better.

For a little extra September inspiration, here are a few apple and crayon inspired bead picks and projects.

Colored Pencil Bead and Jewelry Tutorial

Colored Pencil Bead and Jewelry Tutorial by Design Mom

Color Wheel Bracelet Video Tutorial by Auntie’s Beads

Apples and Sunshine Stoneware Pendant from

Czech Glass Yellow and Red Apple Beads from Beadaholique

T-Beads Apple Glass Bead from Fusion Beads

Fire Designs Rainbow Sparkle Furnace Glass Beads from

Crayon Glass Bead Mix from Fusion Beads

Opaque Rainbow Delica Mix from Beadaholique

Tiny Ceramic Crayon Beads from The Crafty Bead on Etsy

What’s your favorite thing about back to school time?

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1 comment:

  1. Great post and I loved the way you showed where we could find those yummu beads. Thank you. Now I am feeling inspired to make some back to school jewelry. Dita.


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