Friday, April 4, 2014

Bead Color Ideas: Easter Egg Palettes

There are few spring treats as cheerful as a colorfully painted Easter egg. For this month’s bead color picks, I wanted to explore some exciting combinations that bring to mind tasty confections and traditional spring décor. The challenge would be to find just the right balance of organic color, brightness, and fun, with at least one egg-shaped bead per trio.

Stunning yellow is a fabulous color for any spring design. It brings to mind the season’s first daisies, baby chicks, and fondant candy. Starting with some opaque dark yellow seed beads, I searched for just the right colors to make a perfect eggy trio. I added sweet and pretty patriot blue rainbow seed beads - the color of robin’s eggs and cloudless skies. To really add a note of outdoor warmth, I finished Egg Hunt with opaque chartreuse green pinch beads.

Egg Hunt Bead Color Idea

Next I went with a garden inspired palette, starting with some emerald green Swarovski Elements ovals. Soft pearl cream the color of eggshells provides an ideal background for dark green. To add a little more of a spring vibe to this elegant combination, I finished Purple Pysanky with eggplant colored seed beads in cobalt rainbow. The shiny finish of the seed beads pairs really well with the sparkle of the crystals.

Purple Pysanky Bead Palette Idea

Preferring the candy colored approach, I started the final palette with lovely turquoise blue Czech glass drops. Adding some lustered orange seed beads brings out just a hint of soft lavender in the drops. For the perfect contrast, I added lovely, light-filled transparent magatamas in lemon-lime AB to complete this Jelly Bean palette.

Jelly Bean Bead Color Idea

What color combinations do you like to use for spring cheer?

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1 comment:

  1. Can I eat the last trio? :-D
    It looks beautiful and delicious... Actually all do!


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