Sometimes, when I am down in the dumps (which is so often the case around the holidays), I feel the need to just make beads that are comforting and which make me happy. These past couple of weeks I have really fallen back on those most-practiced color schemes and designs.
Pink and brown is one of those color schemes that I have done so many times I can almost do them in my sleep. The colors bring up rose petals and cappuccino in my mind. I hope they never go out of style, because making them always puts a much-needed smile on my face.
I put black in there for some variety, and because lately I have been putting black in almost every set I have done.
Black is the color I use when I am looking to really highlight the other colors. It really makes everything pop right out. Also, when I use a lot of black, it's usually reflective of my mood - dark and introspective.
Last week I stumbled on a really pretty glass pairing that brought out the most gorgeous shade of liquid gold - metallic and delicate.
Opal Yellow encased with a bit of Double Helix Light Aurae, reduced just a little to bring out the metals. You can bet I stuck these colors right on black for a set of classic beads that I think would go with anything. I've never been able to get such a pretty shade of gold before - and I am not much of a gold lover when it comes to metals.
That kind of discovery on my own makes me happy, especially since I am not usually a silver glass user - I tend to shy away from those glasses. The Double Helix Aurae shades are a definite exception, though. Someday let's hope they do a pink one, so I can have both comfort and newness in one set of beads!
Oh, yeah - these are all for sale on my website - click the pics to see them.
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