Wednesday, March 9, 2011

colors & where they come from.

I get ideas from all kinds of places, but one of my favorite games is to find a photograph, or a page in a catalog, or a swatch on a color blog (Creative Holly Color or Color-Collective, for example) and try to match vintage Lucite beads to my source. It's sort of like doing a puzzle - it often takes me several tries to get four or five colors or tones into an arrangement that actually echoes the source image. I think it's fun. I'm nerdy that way. Here are some colorstories that turned into necklaces:

Beach Umbrella Fine Art Photograph by alicebgardens;
nostalgia necklace (coming next week)


Gardanne said...

Very pretty combinations. I was stalking outfits on Anthropologie the other day, trying to find color combinations for my glass beads.

Liz said...

I Loooove the nostalgia beach umbrella combo!

I figure you may be getting tired of "Love the ____!" tweets, so I'm leaving a blog comment instead for variety.

eNVe said...

that definitely sounds like a ton of fun! I never even thought of doing that before. I'd always wondered how you came up with your amazing color combos. :)