Friday, 26 February 2010

Colour In Paris

A quick trip to Paris where just like my previous trips (here, here and here) I find lots of colour inspiration.
A walk through the city brings me upon a statue (I'm not sure if it had a purpose) in emerald green.
The green got lighter towards the bottom and it stood out as an unusual colour to use.

Later in the day we visited Montmarte and on the way found the most amazing lighting shop.
They only sold one type of light-shade- but it was enough!

They were simple balls which fitted over strings of lights and you could buy them already made in colour themes of mix and match to make your perfect combination.

It ws the most mesmerising sight to come across- and we weren't the only ones who found it so. The shop ws a magnet for people to stop and look at the colours.

Unfortunately we were travelling light but there's always another time...

The next day we came across these wonderful mosaic on the metro- very inspiring.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

More Violet and Yellow

I can't help it- I love this colour combination!

I recently began making this new sea urchin in violet and yellow but wasn't happy with the size of the seed beads with the daggers so it sat around waiting for me to decide whether to cut it up.

Then when I made that decision I needed to find the beads as I'd managed to mislay them.

So, once all that was done it was back to beading and this didn't take me long at all.

I made my first of these back in 2003 and have meant ever since then to make another one. Once I had decided to do it- in yellow and violet of course- it then was just matter of tracking down enough yellow dagger beads- not an easy task.

But I got there in the end and am delighted with it- the set of them make a very colouful display.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Colour Of The Year

Pantone have chosen turquoise as their colour of the year- which is great for me as I love it!
My first item using it in 2010 are these simple wirework and mixed bead earrings.

Monday, 8 February 2010

More Violet

After using violet in more subtle way in my beaded beads I couldn't resist adding a touch of "zing" and pairing it with yellow in this bangle and beaded bead.

I first fell in love with the yellow/ violet combination right at the start of this colour challenge when I used it in one of my geometric bracelets and it's one I've returned to again and again since.

I love the way the yellow combines well with the violet but really lifts it up and stops it becoming a "blur of violet" which I think a lot of work in this colour becomes.

If I get nothing else out of this challenge I at least got one of my favourite colour combos!