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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Colors of Fall - Purple Orchid

Today I unveil, the first of my designs for Artbeads.com 'Colors of Fall' series, showcasing jewelry made by fellow Artbeads.com shoppers and design partners. I chose the Pantone 2010 'Purple Orchid' for my palette and particularly like how they described it as purple leaning to fuchsia, an unexpected choice for fall bringing magic and vibrancy to the season. Oh my, the possibilities...

For my purple beads, I choose these beautiful Batik Beads, handmade by Kristal Wick, by rolling a length of beautiful silk batik into a scroll. I placed a pair of these tubular beauties asymmetrically along a length of gold-fill chain.  The chain comes down in a Y with another purple bead dangling at the end of it. And its the fall season, the leaves are turning golden, yes, even here in Florida! So what better to mark the season than a yellow bronze golden leaf pendant and some gold Swarovski crystals.




Purple Orchid - Magical and Vibrant!


The matching earrings are made with 1/2 inch Batik beads dangling from a pair of light circle ball-end ear wires.  

This is the first time I have worked with fabric beads and I must say I enjoyed it and will certainly go back for more... Check out the selection of batik beauties in a variety of colors and also the selection of Sassy Silkies, each bead hand painted with a positive message, I think they would be great for holiday gift jewelry.

Disclosure: Some of the beads described above I have received free of charge from Artbeads.com.
I have been asked to review these beads/supplies and give my honest opinion of them.  I am not being paid by Artbeads.com for my endorsement of any of the products received and reviewed in my blog postings.


8 comments:

Copper Diem said...

very pretty! those are great beads!

Elisabeth said...

Beautiful!!!

Tyne said...

That is absolutely beautiful. You do amazing work.

*Sorry I've been absent for a long time. I'm so busy with school, that I'm never looking at blogs anymore. I'll be better, I promise!

Pretty Things said...

Ooooh, pretty, and unique!

Jen V. said...

I love the combination of the purple and gold! I got sucked into all the fall colors and had myself seriously overwhelmed with things out on the table. Your design is a perfect reminder that sometimes less is more. :) haaaaaaaa I need that philosophy in my bead life!

Regina said...

Thank you all for your compliments. Yes, I was trying to go for something simple that would highlight the beads. I tend to lean towards chunkier gemstones... I am pleased with the results, purple and gold.. great colors together.

chocoholic said...

Very nice design and in my favorite colors. The purple beads are gorgeous! I have some passion vine flowers that would go great with your necklace too.

Kinderhook said...

So beautiful and elegant. I want to get good at this and make things as lovely as this! --SallyA

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