Hope it’s off to a great start! And there’s nothing like a little challenge to get your jewelry making juices flowing. I’ve written many times before about Earrings Everyday blog. Not only to they have a team of designers that have a wonderfully wide variety of styles to share…they post a monthly design challenge. January’s inspiration was the new Pantone colors for 2016. There’s been lots of chatter on the web about the two color choices this year…Rose Quartz and Serenity. Pretty much pale pink and baby blue.
If you’d like to read about the original challenge, go here. While Pantone highlights these two colors as trends for Spring 2016, they also show a palette of ten that are suppose to be unisex and playful.
In my mind, inspiration is not meant to be literal, but is to ‘tickle’ your mind and fire up your imagination…so the colors in these two pair of earrings don’t really fall into this palette, but are inspired by it…
The pink in these faceted glass beads is much more vivid, florescent even. The rhinestones and pearls give both pair of earrings a romantic feminine theme.
The Amazonite in this pair is a much paler version of the turquoise in the Pantone palette. Again it plays well with the brass and pearls in this asymmetric design.
To see what others have created for January’s challenge, visit Earrings Everyday !
Do you have any plans to jump start your New Year jewelry making?