Sunday, June 21, 2009

New earrings: Silver, Turquoise, and Swarovski

Yesterday I made a pair of earrings for a beautiful young lady. (Click here to see them close-up.)

Turquoise (from Turquoise Magpie) and Light Smoked Topaz Swarovski bicones on sterling silver chandelier findings.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Idée Multicolr Search Lab Flickr Set

Today I've discovered something I think is just wonderful! I stumbled across it in the course of checking out my photo statistics on As my blog entry title shows, it's from Idée Labs. I chose a few colors I like (you can choose up to 10) and then took a screen shot of the resulting panel of 50 photos.

I can see this as an excellent tool for any visual artist: photographers, painters, ceramic artists, clothing designers, and of course, jewelry designers. Wondering if the color scheme you have in mind will work? Try to approximate it with this neat website and see! And since some photos with light touches of other colors may also be included, you can get some great ideas for accent colors, too. Want to go heavier on one particular color and lighter on another? Click on the same color two or more times to weight it more heavily, and just once for only a little color.

I think I'm going to have lots of fun with this new find!