My bead style tends to gravitate towards the darker colors, earth-tones and organics. I also dress in this same color scheme, so when I think of fashion and jewelry design I think of these colors. For some reason, I just don’t “think” in red, orange and yellow.
When I look at my glass rack and combine colors for the next design, I never give more than a glance to my reds and yellows. I’ve realized that it’s been over a year since I’ve even touched a red, orange or yellow rod! So my challenge to myself has been to make a set of beads or some focals using really bright colors at the lower end of the spectrum, setting aside my beloved purple and black for the moment.
Here are a couple of photos of my experiments. I like how they’ve come out, I like the brightness of the colors, and it was also a lot of fun to make them. They are not the most complex of beads, but they look good all strung together and they feel really good in the hand.