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.
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.
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.
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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