Monday, September 26, 2011

A Birthday Gift Set and Color Recipe

Every year we make some jewelry pieces for Dave's mom's birthday and she always looks forward to it.  This year we decided to make her a matching necklace and earrings from our Tie Dye beads. 

Here is a closer view of the actual beads:

The colors in these beads are not the Pantone Fall 2011 colors but they are a favorite of ours.  The main colors I used to make the beads are Purple Orchid (recipe #10-8), Olive Green (Recipe #7-8 -- same as this fall's Pantone Cedar) and a yellow green mix I call Avocado (10 parts yellow, 1/2 part green, and 1 part gold).   I of course combined it with the beige mix. (recipe #2-8).

The earrings are a clip on style.  We generally makes these as a custom order for anyone who requests them.


Cara Jane said...

lucky lady they are beautiful beads!

Almost Precious said...

The set is beautiful and how could they not be when they were made with such amazing beads. I love the combo of the deep pink, almost like fuchsia, and the olive green they truly compliment each other.

2 Good Claymates said...

Thank-you. She was quite happy with it. She is getting quite old now and I forgot to mention that we hard wired everything and with no clasp but made it large enough it could slip over her head. It is almost indestructible!