This year, I wanted to walk on the playful side a little, so we’re going to take a look at the more playful combination of green, orange, and purple. This trio can bring to mind cartoon ghouls, bags of candy, or the crazy concoctions of a mad scientist. I tried to stick to mostly seed bead palettes, to give all the emphasis to the colors. Some druks did find their way in, but they are so versatile and essentially beady, that they are always at home with seed beads.
Starting with some electric green transparent lime seed beads, I created a very sweet and sour palette of toxic fruity colors. The Hansel and Gretel palette also includes transparent medium orange, or tangerine, and some purple lined Rosaline - an excellent purple seed bead that doesn’t fade into the background.
Next, I combined colors that were bright but not exactly cheerful. Bony Legs started with matte pumpkin 8/o seed beads, and purple iris druks. Together these colors brought to mind creepy crawly things in the woods, so I finished things off with a slimy lime green.
The final palette went in a totally new direction. I started with transparent amethyst 8/o’s, and paired them with matte transparent emerald, for a spooky but not silly palette. Instead of a stark orange, Wicked is finished with some topaz AB druks, which have a lovely faded color like the peeling labels on old potions.
Which combination of Halloween colors is your favorite?
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