A month or so ago, I received some wonderful items from ArtBeads as part of their blogger program. The challenge was to use the Pantone Fall 2010 guide as color inspiration and shop from ArtBeads online catalog for items to make Autumn inspired jewelry. I chose a variety of things and worked on two projects. Today I will show you the project I created using Gemstone Beads from the catalog.
From the Pantone list, I chose the colors Lagoon and a combination of Endive and Woodbine for this creation. From ArtBeads, I selected Jade Oval Bead Strand* and 6x8mm Stabilized Chinese Turquoise Ovals* and combined them with some antique brass findings and my own green based pendant, leaf and acorn charms, and disk beads. I like the asymmetry and the cluster effect on the side of the necklace and the way all the greens and aqua tones work together.
Melanie is an artist, blogger, writer, and ceramic beadmaker at Earthenwood Studio. Her beads and components can be found at her Etsy shop and her jewelry can be found in her Etsy Galleria. To comment on this post, visit the original post at the Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Blog.