Saturday, January 3, 2015

Living color

Happy New Year! I hope your 2015 is off to a good start. I'm not much for resolutions but in the past couple of years I've used the winter months to learn new jewelry techniques to improve my designs. There are so many things that I want to do it can be hard to focus so I try and stick with one primary technique. (Sometimes I'm more successful with that approach than others). This year I'm thinking about color.
When my daughter was young she used to complain that our house was brown; all of it. While that's a slight exaggeration it is true that I'm drawn to earth tones. I love old stuff: rusty metal, chipped paint, faded fabrics and muddy colors. I surround myself with those colors and tend to use them over and over in my jewelry.
Getting ready to apply for the Build A Line Challenge has sparked my thinking about color. I don't want to reveal too much yet (applications aren't due until January 8) but I am thinking about busting loose with color for 2015! I'm hatching some ideas for the challenge and want to do a little experimenting first.

I think this means I need to buy some new beads! Yes, I do have 9 gazillion but I don't have the RIGHT COLOR! Now this is a resolution I can embrace.

Adventure on!


  1. Your pieces have true distinction, just like early Haskell. Moondance jewelry is here to stay! The blog looks great. Continued success in 2015!

    1. Thanks Norma! I appreciate your vote of confidence and friendship.

  2. Looking forward to seeing your colorful designs Nadine ..

  3. Nice post, Nadine ... can't wait to see your colors, and participate in the challenge with you! ;)

    Pamela, Novegatti Designs

  4. Thank you Pamela! I'm looking forward to it.

  5. It never ceases to amaze me how we can have millions of beads, join a challenge and still not have the exact color. LMBO. Fun post.

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