Friday, October 22, 2010

What is YOUR signature color?

Can't you just hear Julia Roberts in Steel Magnolias? "Pahnk is mah signatchuh culah!" :)

I remember hearing that line, thinking at the time, that's silly, who the heck has a signature color?? Well, apparently I do! As a jewelry artist or beadmaker, do you find yourself drawn to one certain color, or color scheme? If you've seen my work, you know I love earthy and rustic, but have you noticed all of the turquoise? (Lucky for me it's supposed to be one of THE colors this Fall. It just pulls me in like a magnet. All shades of blues and greens do, actually. My sister attributes it to being a water sign, Pisces. I think I just like the tranquility.

After so many recent shows, I've placed quite a few orders for beads and components the last couple weeks to restock. Tonight I had 2 especially wonderful packages to open. (Don't you just LOVE opening up new beads you've ordered!! ) One from our own LMAJ artist, Barbara Lewis the other from Gaea. I actually laughed out loud when I laid them out on the table. I just knew I'd found my Friday blog post.
Funny, huh? No, I didn't order them all to match. And yes, the first thing I thought of was "Spring", Easter eggs, baby chicks, bunnies..... But aren't they beautiful!!!
These are the other wonderful, enameled beads that arrived from Barbara, which are going to work wonderfully with beads I already have on hand from Mary Ann Carroll and Elaine Ray.

Are you still laughing about my Spring color palette of beads? Well, fear not. I will be able to pair them with some earthier, warmer colors that will work for Fall.
So, what is YOUR signature color?

8 comments:

Alice said...

Gorgeous beads you received in the mail! I'm a Pisces too, and find that I reach for blues and greens more than any other color. Brown is the next in line, followed by black.

eve said...

These are my favourite colours also,

TesoriTrovati said...

Funny. Most of the things in my Etsy shop are in the blue/green family. But I tend to use a lot of reds/rusts/browns/burgundies/plums. I have been trying to break my color rut this year and have used my fair share of orange (mostly your beads, Barbara!). Good thing to consider...
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Barbara Lewis said...

Those beads sitting together look gprgeous! So does the piece you made. I was recently giving a workshop and one of the students sad, "you're a blue persom!" i must have looked at her like she dropped in from another planet! But I realized that Thompson Enamel's beautiful blues had indeed changed me to a blue person ... with a little green, red, and orange thrown in for good measure!

Mellisa said...

Yep, all blues and greens for me! I can't believe how many of my glazes fall into that range :)

Createology said...

My perfect colors are those found on a male peacock with his tail all fanned out! Blues are my favorite color, however I love all things black when it comes to clothes and cars/trucks. Your beads are wonderful and bring lots of inspiration. Happy coloring...

mairedodd said...

actually, i think turquoise is such a versatile color - it is all in what you do with it! the beads you have together are just gorgeous... i voted for mary ann's turquoise discs the other day!

mairedodd said...

i didn't answer the question, did i? don't have one really... i cannot pick favorites... in anything... not even kidding...

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