If you are a follower of my blog, (thank you if you are!!!) then you know that I started a new theme in January to post a monthly color study. Well, I kind of messed up in February. I got bogged down in designing and creating some special order pieces and just didn't have time to finish picking my beads, photographing them and creating something. I know that is a good problem to have, but I feel bad because I am really enjoying this process. I wanted you all to know that I didn't give up on it, but to give the wonderful color palette I picked last month its full due, I am going to finish off March using the same colors.
Here is my post from last month with my initial thoughts :
Now that is out of the way, let's take a peek at the beads I chose from my collection to work with the color palette!
The color I chose to focus on this month are the rich purples. I had some great glass rod beads with matching seed beads I have really wanting to use for a while that fit the color perfectly. While I was searching, I found the polymer clay roses and their undersides are a great fit with the two purple tones. The color I thought would be the most challenging was the celery green color. One of the reasons why I wanted to do these monthly color studies is because even though I love color, I wanted to step outside my comfort zone and use it in a way I had never imagined. Green and purple together is one of those ways. But, when I found those large green lentil beads and laid them next to the purple I could see how they would work. I am really looking forward to designing with them now.
To finish off my choices, I realized that one of the colors was a hint more blue than purple so I chose some Czech glass flower beads and some blue crystal rondelles to represent that blue tone. I also so found some celery green crystals that should also be a welcome challenge with the purple.
Ok, I will be back at the end of the month with my designs. I hope you stop by to see what I make. Also, I would love to hear your thoughts or have you join in and design as well. See you then!