Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wear It Twice: Ombre

I’ve been working on a little side project using a blue-green ombre palette, and it has me craving more blends. Ombre is by far one of my favorite trends of late, because it works with any color, shape, or material you can think of. If you’re not familiar with it, ombre is the gradual blending of two colors. Think polymer clay Skinner blends, or dip-dyed silk. It can be one color blending into black or white, or a neighboring hue on the color wheel. No matter which combinations are used, it’s always gorgeous.

Fly Me Away


I started with a fun statement necklace using several shades of sea green, then added a dash of orange. A little lime to dance with the orange, and some browns to balance it all out, equals the perfect backdrop for colorful ombre jewelry.

If you want to give ombre palettes a try, here are some fun projects and tutorials.

Pearl and Mesh Ombre Necklace Tutorial by lemmemakeit

Pearl and Mesh Ombre Necklace Project by lemmemakeit



Ombre Drop Necklace Tutorial by Miss Lovie

DIY Ombre Fringe Necklace by Syl and Sam


Ombre - which comes from a romance word meaning "shaded" - is a big trend with DIY and fashion bloggers, but here are a few more ombre jewelry inspirations from fantastic jewelry artists. These pieces are great examples of how you can blend colors using your favorite materials, from seed beads to wire. Three or more colors is all you need - the more hues, the smoother the blend.

Silk Embroidery Blue Ombre Pendant by bstudio

Silk Embroidery Ombre Pendant by bstudio



African Violet Earrings by Design by JSG

Teal Crochet Ombre Necklace by boorashka

Waterfall Ombre Earrings by Intealect

Ombre Pleated Collar by tropicalkaren


Do you have a favorite variation of ombre? What types of beads do you use to create it?

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5 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for these inspiring pieces, Mortira! They are totallllly fab! And unique!

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  2. One of my favorite trends, too. You've chosen some great examples, but my favorite by far is that pleated collar. Oh my! Clicked over to Karen's shop and it's just chock full of inspiration. Thanks for a great post.

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  3. How are you able to put out these fantastic blogs day after day? Ombre was a great theme to use. I love it. Thanks.

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  4. I too love Karen's pleated collar. Her shop is one of my favorites!

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  5. Thanks everyone, for coming to check out the designs!

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