So. What do you do when the color muse and the creative muse are both on vacation, sipping their margaritas and flipping you the bird? Because that's where my muses are right now. :) I seriously have absolutely no creative mojo this week!
The last few times at the torch making beads have almost been like pulling teeth. I can't come up with a decent color combo to save my life.
Sometimes, it's just like that. For no real reason other than that the muses would rather party it up by their mythical pool than hang out with me and help me out. Ahhhh creativity.
Soooooo, what do I do in that situation? Well, I look at yarn. Yep, yarn! Hand-dyed yarn mostly. The colors people are coming up with in the fiber arts industry are really inspiring.
Sometimes, I even buy the yarn I am looking at, even though it tends to be slightly out of my price range. And I justify it by saying to myself - "Hey, I knit. And someday, I will use this. Yeah."
Because, seriously, the colors are just out of this world. The textures only add to the inspiration.
Here are a few of my favorites this week - hopefully the sellers will be okay with my using the pics, since I am linking to their stores. Go and buy their yarn!!
This first one is ribbon rather than yarn, but it counts because I just adore the colors. I love variagated yarns! These cool purples and teals are perfect for this time of year - saturated and cold. This is sold by
JodyPoesy on Etsy.
I really love the play of color in this batch of fine yarn sold by Yarnplayer on Etsy. It's so highly saturated, I can almost drink it! The sweet shades of orange and deep magenta would make lovely beads, too.
I normally don't do white, but I admire the subtle use of it in this color scheme by HandSpunandDyedToo on Etsy. Reminds me a bit of mixed up Neopolitan ice cream. This would make a gorgeous felted bag that I could attach a lampwork flower in matching colors to. Ideas are starting to come - yey!
Oh, so soft and beautiful - this is a many-colored scheme that just flows so well together. I want to cuddle up in these colors! This is a theme that would likely keep me going through several bead sets that are slightly different but all coordinate. Check them out over at exclusivelylindalee on Etsy.
And here we are with a revisit of a favorite color scheme - I am just reminded of how much I absolutely love deep browns with icy turquoise. MMmmmmmmmm winter!! Thanks, FreckleFaceFibers on Etsy for the gorgeous re-inspiration!
If that's not enough to entice the muses back from their poolside lounge chairs, you can do a google search for hand-dyed yarns and be inspired. :) I think I am off to make beads now!
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