May 17, 2009

Color Combos

Friday on the Art Bead Scene I shared some possible wedding designs using art beads. I had a customer inquire which color urchin would go well with raspberry keishi pearls, since she had those on hand. Well, that was just too tempting. I had to pull out my stylus and sketch in a few possible choices, here are the results. Yes, color is my BFF.

If the pearls lean more towards a warm raspberry, you could pair them up with an antique gold urchin and mix them with Colorado topaz crystals. (Crystals from TheBeadBoxWebsite, pearls from Ubbbusiness.)
Borrowing a color combo from nature, you could play with complimentary colors and pair pink with a yellow green. Wouldn't vessonite briolettes add just the perfect touch with the both color and their shape. (Briolettes from aaarealgem, pearls from Ystudio.)

And finally, you could go a little bolder and mix together pink and teal for an island feel, more of a fantasy urchin and pearl necklace. Small amazonite rounds would play nicely with the color of my teal urchin. (Amazonite rounds from OllieandJo, pearls from my own collection.)
For these designs I would add in 2mm round metal spacers on both sides of the accent beads. I also would go for a random mix of the accent beads rather than a pattern.
The links go directly to the items for sale on Etsy. You can find my urchins in my Etsy shop or website.

6 comments:

Carol B said...

Those are all luscious color combinations! Thanks for sharing.

SueBeads said...

You are just too creative! I love this post!

Marbella Designs said...

They're all gorgeous! And I love your beads too!

Fab Fibers said...

That tropical combo is yummy..reminds me of a sno-cone
raspberry and blueberry flavored.
Cool and refreshing.

Marcia DeCoster said...

Beautiful! I love too love the Tropical mix, the aqua and pink are gorgeous together. I think I need to go get me some beads!

jo said...

Hello and thank you so much for mentioning our bead shop in the Tropical Mix color combo!
We hope you all can visit our etsy store - www.ollieandjo.etsy.com and keep up the great work!