Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Red and Pink Jewelry Designs

Just as fashion trends come and go, so too do the ‘rules’ of what to wear. At this time of year, one of the biggest debates has often been whether or not it’s acceptable to combine red with pink. For a long time it was a most definite Don’t, but things are changing. If mixing prints is okay, then so is the combination of two colors that were once thought to clash. The trick is using the right proportions.



Red and Pink Bead Embroidery by Dreams of Charlotte



With color blocking continuing to be a popular trend for garments, pairing bold colors together is almost always a Yes. But what about jewelry? Thanks to the wide variety of finishes and shapes available for beaders, there are a lot of great ways to pair pink and red for romantic and cute spring jewelry. Lipstick red and hot pink are a favorite, but there's also room for scarlet, baby pink, and the orangey shades of coral.


I recently went on a hunt for fabulous pink and red designs. Some of my favorite pieces are those that made use of a third color - something to both anchor and separate the two colors and create a pleasing trio. Some combinations work better than others, and as with all bead palettes, the finish is just as important as the color.



Spring Earrings by Little Apples





Necktie Bracelet by Pistil and Pennyroyal





Fused Glass Heart Pendant by Silver River Jewelry





Valentine Necklace by Sweety Stuff





Red Sorbet Bracelet by Town of Beadrock





Valentine Button Charm Bracelet by randomcreative





Retro Fabric Button Earrings by Hollywood Hillbilly





Double Strand Stone Necklace by Red Chair





Wooden Triangle Necklace by Theia Design





Cherry Blossom Earrings by Verveine Designs





Neon Minimalist Necklace by NES Wedding Garden


How do you feel about this newly approved color combo? Are you using it in your spring designs?

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6 comments:

  1. Red and pink together always looked good to me. I had already made a bracelet using this combo. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acbeads/8161953905/in/set-72157631945488629/) But it's good to know that it's a trend nowadays. Thank you.

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  2. For me it also a frresh combo up to date one. I like it in jewellery, in clothes maybe in summer. I have made slippers (felted ones)- http://allinbeads.blogspot.com/search/label/sippers Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. I do love this color combo actually. It makes both colors more vibrant to me..Thanks for all the great eye candy!

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  4. Thanks for the feature! I love mixing bright colors. I also love the color blocking trend and am glad to see people embracing red and pink with it.

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  5. Thank you for the feature! I'm really surprised :) Pin it!

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  6. I have always liked the two together. Lovely post.

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