Pantone's recent en plein air color palette tries to arouse our feelings of calmness and provide us an escape from our hectic and fast-paced lives. The colors, inspired by nature, are soft and cool but have pops of warmth.
What do you think of the palettes cooler hues with warmer tones? A bit drab maybe? They are not my favorite colors, and honestly I just create with what colors I feel like, but sometimes it's fun to play with the latest palette.
Last week, I was grateful for a custom order request for a sandblasted necklace because I hadn't sandblasted in quite awhile. It gave me an opportunity to sandblast and paint some stones using Pantone's new color palette. I have yet to make them into jewelry because of..well..life, but I plan to have them done and listed soon.
I go to my happy place when I create these pendants. Choosing what patterns will go on each stone and selecting the paint colors is very therapeutic for me. Each stone is unique and it's fun to see how the final design turns out.
I'm fascinated by how stones are formed and what their contents are. They each have their own set of characteristics, and are unique and beautiful in their own way. I've recently started a Pinterest board with my favorites. Also, Here is a great resource if you are interested in knowing more about stones and their characteristics.
I wouldn't dare sandblast on these beauties, it would be blasphemy or something. Mother nature has created her own exquisite pattern and color palette. Someday I will be brave and try to make something amazing with them.
Prudent Mans Agate
Ok, now for the giveaway!
It's been six months now that I have been a contributor! Yay! I feel so blessed to be a part of the LMAJ team, and it's wonderful to be part of a community that shares the same love for creativity.
So for you, dear readers, I am giving away this latest pendant creation.
It's a purple crazy lace agate stone (possibly color enhanced) and top-drilled from the side.
All you have to do is leave a comment here or on Facebook for your chance to win! I will announce the winner on my next post, which is scheduled for February 4th.
Thank you for reading!