Color Schemes

Etsy Blogger's Team has proposed the question, "what colors do you like to create with?"
This is easy for me to answer. My first love is of the southwest, which has inspired many of my jewelry creations, as well as my home decor. I just love the colors of turquoise, teal, terra cotta, rust, copper, and coral. And they never seem to go out of style.

Another 2 of my favorite color combinations are pink and brown and green and pink.
Pink and brown is a popular combo in fashion, I've noticed. And I just love pink and green together. I think of the colors of tourmaline gemstone.

If you need some color basics, take a look at the color wheel.

They say colors across from each other on the wheel are complimentary colors. I read an article once about this (speaking of photography) and tried to use complimentary colors as backgrounds when photographing jewelry. Sometimes it has worked, other times not. I guess you just have to play around with it.

You can go to Fire mountain gems and take a look at their color forecast complete with color charts for each season.

They have alot of great information on their site. I hope you enjoyed this short journey in color!

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tamdoll said…
I love the colors you've put up here, the earthtones are so nice and warm.

I wish I hadn't missed this blog carnival - I really craft in just about any color, but once a local shop told me to "tone it down" with some bright pinks I was using.... I pulled my stuff from her shop... and the bracelets sold on etsy! Ha! There's a customer for everything.
cindy said…
that's true, you're right!
Linda said…
I also love green and pink together and have some watermelon tourmaline to use.

Thanks for your post.

Linda B.
storybeader said…
it's great that Fire Mountain does that. I always wonder about the pieces that don't sell, that season. Guess some people just won't bother... I'm another one who loves turquoise - always liked turquoise and red together, and decided to use jasper instead of coral. Beautiful combo! Rust is another good alternate! {:-Deb

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