Friday, January 17, 2014

Spring Jewelry Colors: Part Two

Spring 2014 Pantone Colors Report

This week’s fashion color trios are inspired by Rebecca Minkoff’s sketch for the Pantone Spring 2014 lineup. I can’t decide which I like more - the amazing shade of Freesia yellow, or Rebecca’s perfectly subtle use of the colors on chic neutrals. The trio of Freesia, Celosia Orange, and velvety Hemlock would look amazing in statement jewelry as well as patterned beadwork. Just imagine a crocheted rope with these spring hues!

It was a bit of a challenge to find the right balance of colors for this collage, while still keeping the pieces that I really liked together. I definitely wanted to keep some of the black-and-white striped elements, as well as tunic style tops. The bold yellow leather statement necklace is a great piece for just about any palette - it would be just as suitable for fall outfits, too! Since the yellow is so intense, I also went heavy on the orange and left the hemlock in the background - just a touch here and there to keep things from looking like a fruit bowl.

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Here are some gorgeous jewelry tutorials to try featuring elements from this week’s collage:

Three Leather Necklace Tutorials by Cotton+Curls: These super simple leather and chain necklaces would look fantastic with some additional Swarovski crystal or Czech glass.

Leather Leaf Necklace Project by Missie Krissie: This project can go from a fall design to a spring sensation by including beads in cool tones like sky blue and hemlock green.

DIY Suede Fringe Necklace by Pop Champagne: A bit of sari silk included in this simple design would make for a gorgeous pop of color.

Enameled Flowers Spinner Ring by Beadaholique: This ring project would look beautiful in any color combination.

Neon Lace Necklace Tutorial by A Matter of Style: This project idea is great on its own, or as a base for an amazing embroidery project.

Neon Lace Necklace Tutorial

And my favorite Polyvore collages featuring some of this week’s picks:

Red Yellow Grey Contest 2

Senza titolo #140


Do you like to use bright and vibrant colors in your designs? What shades are your favorite?

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