Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Mixing up the Pantone Spring 2019 Fashion Colors . . . in a Snap!

I wrote this post over a month ago and realized I never posted it.  My life lately keeps getting interrupted with so many issues -- most of it is health related which I am currently working on.  In the meantime I keep trying to forge ahead and push myself as much as I can.

For the past few months I have been playing with color blocking using the Pantone Spring 2019 Fashion colors.  These were created using a simple and fun "cut and switch" method.  As I started mixing and matching the different colors, I kept finding more combinations which was almost addicting!  These are all mounted onto snaps for interchanging so they can be worn in various ways.

One of the colors used in these combinations wasn't from the Pantone Spring 2019 fashion color series but it coordinated with some of my new cork designs and mixed well with the other colors.  Can you guess which color it is?  It is a shade of turquoise I mixed up and I found it combined well with the Living Coral, Mango Mojito, Sweet Lilac and Eclipse. 

The Pantone Fashion colors are a great starting point for the season but that doesn't mean you have to limit yourself to those colors only and I wanted to share this with you as an example.

And of course I had to make some fun earrings to match.  To create these designs, I used the same method as my snaps and then fit them into the stainless steel posts.

So now that I am finally sharing this post with you, I am working on the new Pantone Fall colors.  I know we are only into mid-summer but I usually have the fall colors mixed by now as I need to be making pieces for my fall and winter collection.  So I will be sharing these new clay color recipes with you very soon!