Monday, February 10, 2014

Spring Jewelry Colors Part Three

Dazzling Blue, Freesia and Sand Color Trio

For our final look at Pantone’s spring colors, I’ve saved the best trio for last. This combination of Dazzling Blue, Freesia Yellow, and Sand is so intense and tropical, it totally drives the winter blues away. Emily Saunders’ sketch with shorts and stockings definitely speaks of early summer, and those perfectly warm days that arrive right on the tails of spring.

Statement jewelry is even better when it includes bold, contrasting colors. Blue and yellow are eye-catching and exciting in any design, but I was particularly thrilled with a gorgeous leather cut-out necklace by Boo and Boo Factory. I paired it with two equally cute outfits including shorts and layered tops.

The warmth of Sand is a perfect neutral in this trio, adding a touch of earthiness to balance everything out. This is especially helpful when working with prints, and the beige pieces make a great backdrop.

Sunny Skies

If you like this look, here are some easy tutorials for big, bold, and bright bib necklaces to try:

Neon Bean Necklace by High on DIY

The Neon Bean Necklace from High on DIY uses a mixture of found objects and upcycled pieces. Use tulle and your favorite beads for a sparkly variation!

Even more upcycling awaits with the Aztec Bib Necklace Tutorial on Jewelry Making Journal. Create a chic necklace using wire scraps!

Combine your favorite colors and lots of texture with the Mixed Media Collar project from Stripes and Sequins.

Simple and beautiful - learn to make a leather cut out necklace on A Nest for All Seasons.

And these are my favorite Polyvore collages featuring this week’s picks:


Back at work


Do you like to use bright contrasts in your designs? What’s your favorite combination?

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