Sunday, 5 August 2012
August bead soup palette (part 1)
I'm doing weekly bead mixes through August too. This is the first one, a very colour intense palette.
Bead with surface effects are pretty thankful to work with when trying to compose a colour combination as they tend to have hints of several colours apart from the main colour. In this case, the main colour is a shiny metallic blue coating, which have hints of teal, pink/rose, indigo, purple and gold. I chose to add some dark pink anodised aluminium scales to the crystals, picking a component that was as close to the metallic pink in the beads as was possible using what I had in my stash.
This palette was a way to make myself use something other than the earthtones, copper and purples I usually pick up automatically. Generally, I've tried to pick up and work with other colours this summer. Like the metallic blue here, the turquoise/green Oliver Twists threads, Swarovski pink neon pearls (yes, I bought a few of them -- very few, just a package of five), the seeds I moaned about in this post etc.
Despite what many who knows me think, I do gravitate towards hot pinks and fuchsia tones, neon colours, turquoise and many more some times. This is one of those times. The more I play with colour, the more colours I like and even drool over. Who would've thought I'd appreciate hot and dark pinks they way I do right now?